Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Essential information on how to stay safe and help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

The Victorian Government has announced new measures to ease restrictions for businesses which come into force from 1 June. Further easing of restrictions are planned from 22 June.  Further information about the restrictions can be found at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19.

For advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus visit the Business Victoria Coronavirus Support (https://www.business.vic.gov.au/disputes-disasters-and-succession-planning/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-business-support) website.

To help minimise delays associated with postal deliveries we encourage you to submit all wildlife licence and ATCW applications via email – please refer to the relevant application form for the preferred email address.

Bushfire Response

Grants for wildlife rehabilitators and shelters

Licenced wildlife shelters and foster carers who are receiving animals as a result of recent bushfires are eligible to apply for a Victorian Government grant of up to $1000.

Find out more or apply for a grant

Feeding wildlife

DELWP has developed a fact sheet to assist members of the community to understand the risks associated with providing supplementary feed for wildlife, so they can make an informed decision about providing supplementary food in bushfire-affected areas. Prior to providing food for wildlife in bushfire-affected areas, it is important that you consider the risks outlined in the fact sheet and if you do choose to provide food for wildlife, take all necessary steps to minimise those risks.

Guidance for providing supplementary feed for wildlife (PDF, 132.9 KB)

Wildlife compliance and enforcement

Understand the role of Authorised Wildlife Officers and how to report wildlife and environmental crime.

Wildlife research, tourism and cinema

Apply for a permit to research, film or conduct tours involving native wildlife.