From 1 October 2019, kangaroos can be harvested for commercial pet food processing under the Victorian Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan 2019.

Victorian Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan 2019 (PDF, 889.3 KB)
Victorian Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan 2019 (DOCX, 2.7 MB)

The new Kangaroo Harvesting Program will be administered by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR). For more information about the new program please visit DJPR’s Kangaroo Harvesting Program page.

Landholders who are seeking to control kangaroos on their property but do not want to use the Kangaroo Harvesting Program can apply for an Authority to Control Wildlife (ATCW). Kangaroos controlled under an ATCW cannot be taken for commercial processing.

Kangaroo survey

Victoria’s first kangaroo population survey was conducted in September 2017 and was repeated in 2018 to track population trends. Further information on the kangaroo survey can be found on the Our Wildlife – Kangaroos page.

More surveys will be undertaken in future, as required by the Kangaroo Harvest Management Plan.

Page last updated: 01/10/19