Victorian End to recreational native bird hunting season recommended

31 Aug 2023

A parliamentary inquiry has concluded recreational native bird hunting in Victoria should end as of 2024.

The Legislative Council Select Committee is urging the State Government to end the activity on all public and private land ahead of the upcoming season opening

The five-month inquiry accepted a record 10,402 public submissions and involved multiple site visits and six days of public hearings.

The Victorian Division of AVA contributed significant time and resource to the Inquiry into Victoria's Recreational Native Bird Hunting Arrangements
submission and to also in presenting at the public hearing, to represent the opinion of veterinarians as outlined in the AVA Waterfowl hunting policy.