The Victorian Government has announced new measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) which came into force at midnight on 25 March 2020.
Venues that must close to the public include zoos, petting zoos, aquariums and wildlife parks.
For the latest information please see https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Due to the current Victorian State of Emergency declared in response to the coronavirus health risk, applicants are encouraged to submit applications via email for the following permits:
- Authorities to Control Wildlife (ATCW)
- Wildlife Import/Export Permits
- Commercial wildlife licences
Please note that there may be delays in processing applications, particularly if submitted by post (email is preferred).
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.
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.
Keeping and trading wildlife
Apply for private and commercial wildlife licences, import and export permits and learn about licence requirements.
Everyone can help protect Victoria’s wildlife. Find out about simple things you can do to protect and support your local wildlife.
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Water safety around marine mammals
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