Victoria's 1080 pest animal bait framework review
Review of Victoria's regulatory framework for the manufacture, supply and sale of 1080 pest animal bait products by authorised 1080 bait users
Context for the review
The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), in conjunction with the Department of Health (DH), is currently undertaking a periodic review of Victoria's 1080 regulatory framework for the manufacture, supply and sale of Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) registered and permitted 1080 bait products for use by authorised 1080 bait users across Victoria.
The current framework has been in place since 2008. It is a normal function of government to periodically review regulatory frameworks to ensure they are working effectively.
Purpose of the review
The review will seek feedback from users of the framework (i.e. bait users, manufacturers, suppliers, sellers and regulators) on how it is working and identify any potential areas where it could be improved.
The review is not investigating new tools or technologies for pest control or reviewing the effectiveness or humaneness of 1080.
The use of 1080 baits for pest animal control has played an important role in the protection of Australian primary production and the environment for many years and is still regarded as a key component of control measures for vertebrate pest animals by all jurisdictions in Australia. Safeguarding the continued availability and safe and effective manufacture, supply, sale and use of 1080 bait products in Victoria is critical to current and future vertebrate pest animal control efforts.
The Victorian Government is committed to reducing red tape and administrative burden and this will be a focus for the review.
Process for the review and provision of feedback
Implementation of the review will involve consultation with a range of users to obtain feedback on the current framework. Any issues identified with implementation of the framework will then be considered.
Any endorsed amendments to the framework as a result of the review will subsequently need to be updated in all relevant State directions including the Directions for the Use of 1080 Pest Animal Bait Products in Victoria, Victorian Code of Practice for the Preparation of Perishable 1080 Pest Animal Bait Products (Using 1080 Aqueous Solution), relevant legislation and associated information available to authorised 1080 bait users in Victoria.
Authorised 1080 bait users, manufacturers, suppliers, sellers and regulators will be advised of any amendments.
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions (FAQs) have been developed to assist people who may have an interest or query in relation to the review.
For further information regarding the review, 1080 use or pest animal control please contact the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.