Effective and Humane Management of Feral and Wild Deer

National Code of Practice

The Code of Practice provides information and guidance to government agencies, land managers, and pest animal controllers who are managing feral and wild deer in Australia. The aim is for pest control programs to be conducted in a way that reduces feral deer impacts using the most humane, target-specific, and effective means as practicable.

This 2023 Code of Practice and associated Standard Operating Procedures provide the most relevant and up-to-date information to support best practice approach to feral deer management for all regions.

DOWNLOAD National Code of Practice for the Effective and Humane Management of Feral and Wild Deer

Associated Standard Operating Procedures

The Centre for Invasive Species Solutions manages these documents on behalf of the Environment and Invasives Committee. The authors of these documents have taken care to validate the accuracy of the information at the time of writing. This information has been prepared with care but it is provided “as is”, without warranty of any kind, to the extent permitted by law.

Connect with Government

It is important to connect with the relevant government authorities to ensure you have the right permits in place being undertaking feral deer management.


How to reference this page:

Terrestrial Vertebrate Working Group, 2023. Effective and Humane Management of Feral and Wild Deer. Code of Practice. PestSmart website. https://pestsmart.org.au/toolkit-resource/effective-and-humane-management-of-feral-and-wild-deer accessed 31-05-2023