Rabbit-proof fencing

Use rabbit-proof fencing to contain rabbits or exclude them from vulnerable areas such as threatened plant species, sensitive cultural sites and domestic gardens.
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Use rabbit-proof fencing to contain rabbits or exclude them from vulnerable areas such as threatened plant species, sensitive cultural sites and domestic gardens. Rabbit netting fencing should be erected to a minimum height of 88 centimetres with 17-20 centimetres buried or laid on the ground, weighted or pegged down.

WHEN
All year.
FOLLOW UP
Regular inspections and maintenance of fences is required
PROS AND CONS

Fencing is a long-term solution that can be used around structures and vegetation that cannot be disturbed or removed. It is costly and does not reduce rabbit numbers.

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Cultural Heritage Awareness

Landholders must be careful to avoid further damage to the environment (including waterways) and Aboriginal cultural heritage sites when using machinery. Be aware of your legal obligations and obtain the necessary permits. Aboriginal Cultural Heritage may be found during works at any time, at any place. If suspected heritage is discovered, work is to cease and a Preliminary Report Form must be completed and sent to vahr@dpc.vic.gov.au. If you are unsure, seek advice from Agriculture VictoriaDepartment of Environment, Land, Water and PlanningFirst Peoples – State Relations (formerly Aboriginal Victoria) or your local council.

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The information provided by this website is intended for general information only and should not be relied on or used as a substitute for professional advice for your particular situation.

Before undertaking any weed or rabbit management, always obtain advice from a qualified expert, with respect to your own situation. Always read and follow the label before using any of the products mentioned and ensure that you are undertaking weed and rabbit management in the appropriate conditions and in the appropriate manner.

We do not guarantee this website is without flaw of any kind, or is wholly appropriate for your particular purposes, and therefore disclaim all liability for any error, loss or other consequence which may arise from you relying on any information contained on the website for any purpose.

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