In May 2020, the Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change announced a comprehensive review of the Wildlife Act. To inform the review, an independent expert advisory panel was appointed by the Minister. The Panel will prepare a report for the Minister with their recommendations by the end of 2021. The Panel is calling on all members of the Victorian community to have their say on what changes to the Act are necessary to establish a modern, best practice regulatory framework for wildlife. By providing feedback, we can help inform recommendations for modernising the current Wildlife Act.
Submissions are now open. The VAC is currently compiling a submission, on behalf of Aviculture and affiliated clubs, that address all of the questions in the Issue Paper. However we are encouraging all members of the Avicultural community to complete their own submission to help inform the recommendations. Alternatively you can contact your local Bird Club and VAC representative to give recommendations for the VAC submission.
Submissions close on 9th June 2021.
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Submissions can be completed here: