Management of Feral European Rabbit-
Compiled by Kaye Rodden Feb 2016
The control of feral rabbits is quite pertinent to the community in the Hills as it is from close to here
over 150 years ago that the Australian rabbit plague was launched!
In 1959 13 pairs of European rabbits were released at Barwon Park near Winchelsea for game
hunting. Within 70 years these rabbits had dominated 2/3rd’s of the Australian continent, which is
the fastest rate of any colonising mammal in the world. Feral rabbits are very suited to the
Australian Mediterranean climate and under these conditions “procreate with uncontrollable
velocity”! One pair of mating rabbits can produce 200 offspring in 18 months.
To read more Download “Rabbit Overview”
Victorian Rabbit Action Network
The Victorian Rabbit Action Network (VRAN) , is a not for profit volunteer run organisation whose aim is to promote community led action on rabbit management in Victoria and support people to work together for more effective and sustainable rabbit control.
VRAN has some great resources on its new website
to guide you through baiting of rabbits and warren management.