Invasive plants and animals consultations and reviews
We conduct a number of invasive plants and animals public consultations and reviews each year.
Consultation plans, written submissions and departmental responses and decisions are shown on this page.
A forward looking agenda is also provided.
The following is a list of public consultations and reviews that have been conducted by the department.
Purpose of consultation
|Consultation period (start/finish date)|
Managing Fruit Fly in Victoria: Action Plan 2015-20
Following a state-wide forum involving industry, community and government partners a draft plan was developed.
The draft plan was then open for public consultation to help refine the approach and ensure all relevant parties could have their say.
|Closed 16 September 2015||Fruit Fly Action Plan|
Non-Indigenous Bird Management Policy
We are currently working with stakeholders and bird groups to help determine the species list that the new policy applies to.
|Closed 16 May 2014||Summary of stakeholder consultation - Non-Indigenous Bird Management Policy|
|2014||Aerial baiting for wild dogs 2014||
The Victorian Government made a referral under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) to undertake aerial baiting for wild dog management in the Gippsland and north-east regions of Victoria. |
The proposed action is identified as the Wild Dog Aerial Baiting Operation in Gippsland Victoria (EPBC 2011/6183).
The operation was deemed a controlled action under the EPBC Act under the controlling provisions of Listed Threatened Species and Communities (Sections 18 and 18A).
A variation to the original referral has been presented to the Australian Government Department of Environment and documents were published pursuant to Section 95A of the EPBC Act for a public consultation period of 20 business days.
|Closed 17 February 2014||Summary of public submissions (PDF - 55.3 KB)
Summary of public submissions (RTF - 241.1 KB)
DEPI addendum in response to the public submissions (PDF - 159.3 KB)
DEPI addendum in response to the public submissions (RTF - 622.1 KB)
|2013||Non-Indigenous Bird Management Policy||
To provide stakeholders with the opportunity to help DEPI develop and improve Victoria's approach to the management of non-indigenous birds.|
Discussion paper outlining and seeking comments on a proposed new approach to the management of non-indigenous birds in Victoria.
Non-indigenous Bird Management Policy Discussion Paper (PDF - 575.0 KB)
Non-indigenous Bird Management Policy Discussion Paper (WORD - 503.2 KB)
|15 May – 28 June 2013|
|2012||Framework for new invasive species management legislation||
To provide stakeholders with the opportunity to have their say about the proposed framework for new stand-alone invasive species management legislation for Victoria.|
|13 August - 05 October 2012|
This page provides a forward agenda for consultation on invasive species matters.
Purpose of consultation
Proposed start date
Subordinate legislative rules and instruments for the proposed new invasive species management legislation
To provide stakeholders with the opportunity to have their say about draft subordinate legislative rules and instruments.
Please direct any enquiries about Invasive Species consultations to the Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.