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 7am:
- Monday 14 December – Thursday 17 December 2020 (into the early hours of Friday)
Following this control period, the program will go on hold during school holidays and resume early 2021.
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 areas is attached for your reference. These areas will be closed to the public on control nights between 6pm to 7am, and re-open during the day (unless otherwise closed).
While our contractors use authorised suppressors, deer legal rifles will still emit noise, which may be heard in the area.
Please feel free to forward this notification to others; to be added to this notification contact list, please phone 13 1963.
Environmental Project Coordinator, Melbourne Division