Four Wheel Drive Victoria have been advised that Parks Victoria will be conducting an invasive species control operation for the management of deer within the Little Desert National Park.
Little Desert National Park will be closed for aerial shooting operations from 8am, Monday 22nd May – to 3pm, Thursday 25th May. All parts of the Little Desert National Park will remain closed throughout the program, with the exception of 3 campgrounds - Horseshoe Bend and Ackle Bend Camping areas near the Wimmera River, and Kiata campground south of Nhill. There will be no access to any part of the Little Desert National Park other than the three campgrounds.
Deer are not a natural part of the Australian environment. Parks Victoria manages deer in specific areas across the state to protect parks from environmental damage. Deer can cause serious damage to native plants, animals and habitat by trampling and destroying plants, increasing grazing pressure, ring-barking young trees, fouling waterholes, causing soil erosion and spreading weeds. All Parks Victoria’s conservation programs are thoroughly planned and implemented under strict protocols and oversight, ensuring that operations are safe, effective, humane and meet obligations of all relevant legislation, Codes of Practice and Standard Operating Procedures.
If you have any questions regarding the program, or should you need any broader information about the park, please call the Parks Victoria Information Centre on 13 19 63 or email