I want to go on a hunt in Australia. I'm normally quite close to the minimum poundage limit (around 52 pound). This makes me ask if there is a minimum poundage in Australia and - of course - if yes, what the minimum is?
According to the "Australian Bowhunters Association" there is no minimum requirement.
Q: What the minimum bow poundage required to hunt in Australia?
The ABA has no minimum recommendation on poundage for hunting. There are State regulations that require minimum standards of poundage and arrow weight. In Victoria these are specifically for deer. 50 and 45 pound depending on the species.
The ABA recommends that you hunt at distances which will enable the hunter to have, as far as practicable, quick clean kills.
This obviously has to have some regard to the maximum poundage you can shoot effectively.
From ABA - Bowhunting FAQ