Commercial processing of wild deer

New laws to allow the processing of wild deer - What do the changes mean for you?

The following information was developed by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

The Victorian Government is committed to delivering its $5.3 million Sustainable Hunting Action Plan (SHAP). The Plan supports and guides the game hunting industry's long-term growth and provides practical actions that benefit the environment, the economy and the whole Victorian community.

Under the SHAP, the Government is reducing the regulatory barriers relating to the commercial processing and use of harvested wild deer. Recent changes allow farmers to more easily dispose of problem wild deer and for commercial field harvesters and meat processors to process wild deer for human and pet consumption.

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources Media Release on this issue can be viewed here.

PrimeSafe related information for commercial field harvesters can be found here.

The information sheet below provides an overview of what the changes mean for farmers, commercial field harvesters, game licence holders and public land managers.

Game meat processing fact sheet