Thank you for participating
Thank you to everyone that provided feedback on the Draft Victorian Deer Management Strategy. A final Victorian Deer Control Strategy has now been finalised.
The development of a deer strategy is a key action under the Victorian Government’s Sustainable Hunting Action Plan 2016 – 2020 and recognised under the Protecting Victoria’s Environment – Biodiversity 2037 Implementation Framework.
The Draft Victorian Deer Management Strategy was developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the then Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR).
The draft strategy was released for public comment in October 2018. A total of 666 responses were received during the public consultation period:
A summary of the feedback received during the public consultation period is attached.
A final Victorian Deer Control Strategy was released on 30 October 2020.
The Strategy’s vision is that deer are no longer significantly impacting on priority environmental, agricultural and Aboriginal cultural heritage values and public safety in Victoria.
The strategy is an important step toward providing a strategic and coordinated approach to deer control in Victoria.
Read the final strategy here
For further information, please contact the DELWP Customer Contact Centre on 136 186 or visit the DELWP website: www.environment.vic.gov.au/invasive-plants-and-animals/deer-control-strategy
Have your say (now closed)
Public consultation of the draft strategy closed Monday 29 October 2018. Thank you to those who provided feedback.