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Kangaroo Harvesting Program

A new Kangaroo Harvesting Program in Victoria commenced on 1 October 2019. Information on the new program to be administered by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) is available here.

Field Harvesters (shooters) of kangaroos do not need to be approved by PrimeSafe as they must be when harvesting wild deer.  They instead must be authorised by the DJPR.

The new program continues to only permit kangaroo meat to be harvested for pet food and supplied to PrimeSafe licensed Pet Meat Processing facilities (knackeries).  Harvesting of kangaroos for human consumption remains prohibited in Victoria.

All queries, complaints and concerns on this Program should be emailed to kangarooharvesting@ecodev.vic.gov.au or by calling 136 186.