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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.

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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Leadership in Rabbit Control Course – applications now open

Leadership in Rabbit Control Course Date: 18 -20 April 2021 Course Location: Wangaratta, Victoria How do I apply? Three easy steps: Step 1: Complete this …

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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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