Parks Victoria are continuing deer control in Bunyip State Park. This program commenced in August 2020 and will continue until February 2022.
Control is being undertaken by accredited and authorised contractors, Victorian Pest Animal Control (VPAC). These activities are done in accordance with an Authority to Control Wildlife permit issued by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.
Upcoming control nights are as follows, from 6pm to 6am:
- Tuesday 3 November – Thursday 5 November 2020 (into the early hours of Friday)
- Monday 16 November – Thursday 19 November 2020 (into the early hours of Friday)
You may observe signage in the park indicating dates of the upcoming control program. Each sign will be flagged when control is underway. A map of the control blocks and newspaper clipping of notice is attached for your reference.
The affected areas within the park will be closed to the public during periods of control. A large extent of Bunyip State Park remains closed due to fire impact. Please see link Bunyip_deer_control_blocks_Oct_2020
While our contractors use authorised suppressors, deer legal rifles will still emit noise, which may be heard in the area.
If you would like further information please contact the Environmental Project Coordinator at Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
Roellen Gillmore | Parks Victoria
Environmental Project Coordinator, Melbourne Division