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Native plants and animals

Native vegetation is an important part of our environment and is regulated in a variety of ways. Check below to see if the activity you are wanting to do requires a permit, license or approval.

permitRemoving native vegetation

You need a permit to remove, lop or destroy any native vegetation on public or private land. Native vegetation is protected by your local council’s planning scheme, as well as state and federal laws.

Who to speak to

Check with your local council before starting any work that could impact native vegetation. Some exemptions apply. 

Find out more

DSE information on native vegetation removal permits:

http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/land-management/land/native-vegetation-home/native-vegetation-permit-applicants

Mildura Rural City Council information:

http://www.mildura.vic.gov.au/Page/Page.aspx?Page_Id=4032

http://www.mildura.vic.gov.au/Files/Publications_Council_Policies/Street_Trees_and_Roadside_Vegetation_Policy.pdf

 

permitDestroying native animals

PERMIT

Pest native animals may be controlled through a Pest Animal Destruction Permit.

Who to speak to

More details are available from DPI.

 

infoPest plants and animals - control

ADVICE
Managing pest plants and animals is a major responsibility for all landholders in rural Victoria – not just those engaged in agricultural enterprises.

Who to speak to

DPI – for all pest plant and animal control on private land.
Parks Vic – for all concerns about pest plant and animal control on public land.

 

infoPest plants and animals - funding available

ADVICE
DPI can give you more information on various funding sources for pest plant and animal control on private land,

Who to speak to

DPI - for information regarding funding for pest plant and animal control on private land.

 

 permit1080 Baiting

ACCREDITATION
In order to purchase 1080 pest animal bait products you need to complete a course in Minimising the Risks in the Use of 1080 Pest Animal Bait Products for Vertebrate Pest Control and obtain a 1080 endorsement to your Agricultural Chemical User Permit (ACUP).

Who to speak to

DPI

Find out more

http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/agriculture/farming-management/chemical-use/agricultural-chemical-use/bait-system

 

info Identification of plants/animals

ADVICE
It's important to accurately identify plants and animals for a variety of reasons such as altering your actions to protect them if they are rare or endangered, or developing ways to accurately treat/control them if they pose a problem.

Who to speak to

DPI staff can help you identify plants and animals.

 

infoWeed identification

ADVICE
It's important to accurately identify weeds on your property so you can accurately treat/control them.

Who to speak to

Speak to DPI staff about weed identification, or contact Weeds Australia.

Find out more

DPI information on weeds can be found at:
http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/agriculture/pests-diseases-and-weeds/weeds

Weeds Australia has an online identification tool that can help identify weeds according to where they are found.
http://www.weeds.org.au/vicmap.htm

 

infoRevegetation

ADVICE
It's important to know as much as you can about the appropriate types of plants to use for revegetation projects on your property .

Who to speak to

Speak to DPI regarding revegetation projects and suitability of various plant species

 

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