Posts tagged as ‘Feral animal control’

Supporting new pest animal and weed control tools and technologies

Pest animals & weeds cost our farmers around $4 billion every year. Funding is now available to improve how they are managed in Australia.


To be eligible for funding, projects must propose to develop a chemical, biological or physical control tool or technology to manage one or more established pest animals (excluding invertebrates) and/or weeds that are not native to Australia or a particular part of Australia.

For more information, visit

Posted 2 November 2016 in Agriculture, Feral animal control, Grants, News, Weeds

2016 Rabbit Buster Roadshow

Are you a property owner or Landcare member working to manage rabbits? Wondering what to do next?

The North Central CMA is pleased to bring Dr Tarnya Cox (Invasive Animals CRC) back to the region to present the 2016 Rabbit Buster Roadshow.

Tarnya is leading the national scientific research campaign to reduce the devastating agricultural and environmental impact of rabbits. She will also discuss current research to find a new strain of Calicivirus and efforts to improve the biological control of rabbits.

In addition, Agriculture Victoria Invasive Animals Biosecurity manager John Matthews will also join the roadshow sharing years of practical rabbit management expertise

A local Landcare group or network will host each session and share their story on rabbit management. An abundance of information and rabbit-management resources will also be available for participants to take away from each session. RSVP now to hop on board this unique opportunity.

Information sessions will cover:

  • Invasive Animals CRC Boost project- RHDV (pathogenic calicivirus)
  • Integrated rabbit management
  • Landholder participation in the Boost project
  • Case studies from local Landcare groups and land managers
  • Where to next — the future release of a new strain of RHDV
  • 2017 Rabbit Buster Month campaign

Roadshow Information Sessions

Wycheproof  Monday 14th November

6.00 pm with light supper provided

Wycheproof Town Hall


Smeaton  Tuesday 15th November

12.00 noon with light lunch provided

Smeaton Bowls Club


Newstead  Tuesday 15th November

6.30 pm with light supper provided

Newstead Community Centre


Serpentine   Wednesday 16th November

8.30 am   Breakfast BBQ provided

Serpentine Bowls Club


Kerang    Wednesday 16th November

6.00 pm with light supper provided

Kerang Tennis Clubrooms


Cost: Free, with light meals provided

Grab your ticket today to sign up for this great event series. Walk in’s welcome on the day.

For catering purposes, please add any dietary requirements you have in the ticket notes.

Attend Event 

Posted 24 October 2016 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Education, Feral animal control

HAVE YOUR SAY – Management of invasive animals on crown land

Do you have thoughts on the management of invasive animals on crown land?

A Victorian parliamentary committee has launched an inquiry into invasive animals on Crown land. The Environment, Natural Resources and Regional Development Committee is inviting community input to the inquiry so that it can identify the scale of the problem in Victoria and get people’s views on how best to deal with it. People are invited to share their views and experiences with the Committee so that effective solutions can be found. Submissions can be made until 8 August 2016, and can be as short or as long as you like.

More details about the inquiry, including how to make a submission and the terms of reference, are available from the Committee’s website (if the link doesn’t work, please copy and paste it into the address bar) 00-invasive-animals-inquiry-seeks-solutions


Posted 3 August 2016 in Agriculture, Community Engagement, Feral animal control, Weeds

Community led programs in Integrated Rabbit control

The Granite Creeks Project is a passionate and organised group of landowners from the north east of the state, not far from Euroa.

To help their community capitalise on the release of the k5 rabbit virus, they are holding a one day workshop and field day focused on community led action on rabbit control.


Saturday June 4th 2016 Start 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Gooram Soldiers Memorial Hall (13 km from Euroa)

Saturday June 4th 2016
Start 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
at Gooram Soldiers Memorial Hall
(13 km from Euroa)

Posted 9 May 2016 in Education, Feral animal control, News