Feral Deer Projects

Current projects

  • All
  • Biodiversity
  • Bushfire
  • Community
  • Federal Government Funded
  • ISC
  • Landcare
  • National Feral Deer Action Plan
  • State Government Funded
All
  • All
  • Biodiversity
  • Bushfire
  • Community
  • Federal Government Funded
  • ISC
  • Landcare
  • National Feral Deer Action Plan
  • State Government Funded

Bushfire (2020) Recovery

Under the Victorian Government’s $54.5 million investment into the Bushfire Biodiversity Response and Recovery program, $25 million has been allocated to the theme ‘Intensified and sustained management of threats’, which addresses the threat of invasive species (Including deer) after the 2019-20 bushfires. This is complemented by $6.2 million funding under ...
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Deer control supports Helmeted Honeyeater recovery

The Friends of Helmeted Honeyeater have been doing some wonderful, recovery work for this critically endangered bird species based around the Yellingbo Reserve in the Yarra Valley. The project has included work to remove feral deer from key habitat and prevent them from re-entering the area. The video below presents ...
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Victorian Deer Control Program Grant Funding and Strategy Implementation: 2022 2023

Summary This is a presentation on the funding and progress of the Victorian Deer Control Program along with previous more recent investments in deer control in Victoria with maps showing where programs have been, and are being, implemented. This outlines where the Victorian Government investment of $18.25 million into feral ...
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Projects funded in Phase 1B of DEECA Deer Control Program 2022.

This is a summary of the projects that were funded for public land from the Deer Control program in Phase 1b 2022.
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Peri Urban Community Projects funded in Phase 1B of DEECA Deer Control Program 2022.

This is a summary of the peri urban community grants successful projects that were funded from the Deer Control Program in Phase 1b, announced in early 2023
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Victorian Deer Control Program Implementation Update: 2022-2025

DEECA and Parks Victoria have been active in implementing Victoria’s  $18.25 million Deer Control Program now in its 4th year. Below is an update from DEECA on the program in March 2024. The Victorian Government’s Deer Control Program was recently approved to fund $5 million towards 13 key on-ground and ...
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Biodiversity 2027: Biodiversity Response Planning grants

The Biodiversity Response Planning Program is implementing Victoria’s plan for Biodiversity, Protecting Victoria’s Environment - Biodiversity 2037, in different places. Grants from the Biodiversity Response Planning program were allocated in mid-2018 for completion in 2021.
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Commonwealth Funding (non-bushfire)

Wild Otways Initiative and Cardinia Creek Deer Coalition are federally funded Deer projects.
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Victoria’s Deer Control Strategy

The Victorian government announced in November 2020 $18.25 million for the Deer Control Program (2021-24) to support the Deer control strategy; plus $4.4 million ongoing from 2024-25.
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Landcare and Community

Victorian Landcare and community projects related to feral deer awareness, strategy and management.
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Melbourne Water

Melbourne Water is undertaking deer monitoring and control in its water catchments. MW has worked on 1-2 of the BRP project listed above and is currently undertaking significant control/eradication in the Cardinia Reservoir area. Funding and results are not known at this stage.
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Victorian Deer Control Community Network (VDCCN)

The VDCCN is a member network that has the objective of working together to raise awareness and reduce the impact of feral deer in Victoria. The VDCCN was launched in May 2021 and has over 120 member groups and individuals. The VDCCN has received funding from the Victorian Deer Control ...
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Invasive Species Council (ISC)

The ISC has funded a Deer Project Officer for three years (2020-2023) to raise awareness of the impact of feral deer and the need for effective control programs. This includes support to the VDCCN. Project Link: https://invasives.org.au/our-work/feral-animals/feral-deer/
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National Feral Deer Action Plan 2023-2028

A National Feral Deer Action Plan is being developed to address the impact of deer across the country and employs a National Deer Management Coordinator and support staff.
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