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The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) was established in 2014 to promote community-led action for more sustainable and effective rabbit management in Victoria.

Say hello to our new Rabbit Leaders for 2022!

We had so much fun hanging out with this crew in Macedon and Hanging Rock, for our Leadership in Rabbit Management Bootcamp on 16-18 May …

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National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week — 27 May to 3 June — is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, …

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Applications for the VRAN Bootcamp Course now closed

Thanks to all those applicants who have applied for the VRAN Leadership in Rabbit Control Course.   Our VRAN evaluation panel will review the applications …

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Leadership in Rabbit Control Course – applications now open

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network ‘Leadership in Rabbit Control Course’ 2022 is open to all Victorians currently involved in the management of rabbits on private or public land.

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Free Rabbit R&D Webinar

The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions (CISS) and Foundation for Rabbit-Free Australia are hosting an on-line Rabbit R&D Update on Monday, March 21, 2022.

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Chef to Environmental Warrior

Former chef, Aris Sertarides, undertook a course in land management a few years ago, and discovered that his real passion was local flora and fauna.

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VRAN featured in latest Landcare Magazine

The Summer 2022 issue (#83) of the Victorian Landcare and Catchment Management magazine, has been published online and is now available here.   The stories …

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What are the impacts of Rabbits in Australia?

What are the impacts of Rabbits in Australia? A new report, ‘Fighting plagues and predators: Australia’s path to a pest and weed-free future’, launched by …

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A Christmas Message from the Chair

Wishing you all a safe and happy 2022. 2021 has continued to be a  year of great challenge for everyone with the ongoing pandemic. Despite this, our communities in Victoria have demonstrated great resilience and continue the hard, yet rewarding work of community led action.

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Chasing the Last Rabbit

In this case study, Jonathon shares an inspiring story on how it really is possible to eradicate your property of rabbits by learning from others and implementing an integrated best practice management strategy.

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New Board for the Victorian Rabbit Action Network

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) held its Annual General Meeting on 29 November 2021.

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Meet the Ferals – Rabbits

Have you ever wondered about the history of feral rabbits in Australia? How and why rabbits were introduced to Australia? Australia has been battling for …

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You can ask that!

Got a question about rabbit management but don’t know who to ask?

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Access the VRAN Mentors

Are you struggling to manage rabbits on your property, in your community or workplace?

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Detector Dogs

Detection dogs have long been used to locate drugs, explosives and other illegal materials for the purposes of quarantine and customs but are now also increasingly being used in wildlife or conservation settings, in Australia and overseas, to locate native and pest animals and plants.

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VRAN Mentor Service

A big part of our successful strategy at VRAN is the use of mentors.
We believe in investing in our community, so that they can deliver the best rabbit programs possible.

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Bringing Back the Bush

We are incredibly proud of the work our Community Action Grant recipients are doing across Victoria to raise awareness of rabbit issues, promote community led action and support best practice control methods.

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National Reconciliation Week 2021 – 27 May to 3 June

More than a word, reconciliation takes action.

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Meet our new rabbit leaders!

Please join us in congratulating this bunch of legends for successfully completing our two-and-a-half-day intensive Leadership in Rabbit Control Course, held in Wangaratta earlier this month!

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VRAN Contributes $60K To Help Improve Rabbit Management in Victoria

We are thrilled to announce VRAN have allocated almost $60, 000 to 14 community groups and organisations across Victoria as part of our Community Grants 2021!

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Hop to it! Applications for the Leadership in Rabbit Control Course opening soon

This free mentoring course on integrated rabbit management will provide 20 community leaders, currently working in rabbit management, with the opportunity to learn from the best in the business.

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When are the most effective times to implement rabbit control?

We are officially in February and that means, if you haven’t already done so, now is the ideal time to start implementing your rabbit management program.

During late summer and early autumn, low breeding numbers, combined with biological control and naturally harsh environmental conditions, can cause added stress on rabbit populations, making rabbit control more cost effective and sustainable at this time of year.

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Hop on to our Facebook page

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) is now on Facebook! We’ll keep you up to date with everything you need to know about VRAN training …

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Grants Now Open- Apply Now!

VRAN are inviting community groups and organisations to apply for their new Community Grant program for 2021. VRAN Chair, Gerald Leach, says “VRAN have grants …

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VRAN Christmas Message from the Chair

2020 has been a  year of great challenge for everyone. I want to take the opportunity to reflect on some of the VRAN achievements for …

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NEW Website for VRAN

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) has launched a new website, to help support community action on rabbit management in Victoria. The site was developed …

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Working with contractors for effective rabbit control

You can employ an individual or a business to undertake or support you with rabbit control on your property. Having a reliable contractor with the …

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NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week will be celebrated this week across Australia. It celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC stands for …

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Winner 2019 UN Public Service award

Rabbits are one of this country’s most destructive environmental pests. A handful of wild rabbits were introduced by settlers in Victoria the mid 1800’s for …

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Biodiversity Month

With National Threatened Species Day celebrated on 7 September and Biodiversity Month celebrated during September, it’s time for everyone to start thinking about what you’d …

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Webinar on Rabbit Management

Have you got a rabbit problem? Are your rabbit control efforts yet to be 100% successful? This ‘how-to’ interactive discussion hosted by Robert Hall of …

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Wave to Volunteers

At VRAN we are all about community-led action. We feel that it is more important than ever to recognise and acknowledge Australia’s volunteers. This week is National …

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Fire Recovery Grants

Landcare Australia’s Bushfire Recovery Grants 2020 will support Landcare and environmental volunteer groups and networks located in bushfire affected areas across Australia. The program aims …

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Funding Opportunity

Commonwealth funding for local councils managing pests and weeds The Communities Combating Pest and Weed Impacts During Drought Program – Biosecurity Management of Pests and Weeds …

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A conversation about culture

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) hosted a Cultural Awareness Workshop on 21-22 October 2019 to have a conversation about Culture. Convened at Ned’s Corner, …

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Award Celebration

VRAN members and Agriculture Victoria staff gathered in Melbourne this week to celebrate their United Nations Public Service Award. The award acknowledged the initiative’s efforts …

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Rabbit Bootcamp Highlights

VRAN’s Leadership in Rabbit Management course (a.k.a. the rabbit bootcamp) brings together a mix of volunteers and agency staff from across Victoria to learn how …

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