Remove potential rabbit shelters

The removal of shelter or harbour such as woody weeds, dense vegetation, debris and fallen timber, rock piles, rubbish and old machinery will reduce the habitat for rabbits and the establishment of new rabbit populations.
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Woody weeds can be pruned or trimmed; vegetation rolled, groomed, sprayed, burnt or removed by mechanical means as appropriate for the weed species.

If harbour cannot be removed, it can be fenced off with exclusion fencing and the pest animals inside the fence controlled by other methods.

WHEN
All year.
FOLLOW UP
Keep area clear of potential shelter sites and treat re-opened warren entrances.
PROS AND CONS

Removing shelter reduces areas where rabbits will establish and exposes warrens for other management options. It improves visibility of warrens re-opening after treatment.

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. If you are unsure, seek advice from Agriculture Victoria, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Aboriginal Victoria or your local council.

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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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