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Our new report, The cost of feral deer in Australia (2023), reveals the cost to Australian agriculture and the wider Australian population as $91.3 million in the 2021 calendar year.
Specifically, the report estimated the losses to Australian agriculture in the same year at about $69.1 million, with government funded management and research costing around $17.8 million. The impacts on motor vehicles was estimated at around $3.3 million, while train impacts involving deer adding a further $1.2 million.
You can also check the National Feral Deer Action Plan for help identifying the deer species in your area.