In Victoria, effective management of invasive species relies on the combined effort of Government, the community, industry and other land managers. The Invasive Plants and Animals Policy Framework presents the overarching approach by the Victorian Government to managing existing and potential invasive species.
The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) is the lead agency in controlling high-risk invasive animals on public and private land in Victoria. These animals are typically pest animals not established in the wild in Victoria and are often referred to as ‘new and emerging’ pest species. DEDJTR also oversees the regulation of permits to keep declared pest animals.
Agriculture Victoria provides information on the prevention, management and treatment of agricultural pests, diseases and weeds. Land owners have a legal responsibility to control declared established pest animals under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CaLP Act) .
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and Parks Victoria are responsible for the managing established weeds and pests on public land, including in parks.
Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) are the peak natural resource management bodies to to co-ordinate and implement invasive species activities at a regional level.
The map shown is divided into the six DELWP regions. Click on a region of interest to find out more about groups, agencies and organisations in that region involved in pest animal management.
More on the roles and responsibilities for pest management in Victoria (Agriculture Victoria site)
Some regions are yet to be populated with local group details. We aim to provide contact details of agencies, organisations and groups that are active in pest animal management and can provide people with services, useful advice or assistance – both at policy and practical on-ground levels. If you would like your group or agency listed, please [ CLICK HERE ] to fill out the form and submit your details.
Last updated: February 22, 2018