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Report: Annual costs of feral deer in Australia (2023)

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.