How to report rabbit disease and dead rabbits

How to record any dead rabbits you find, and submit samples for testing

If you have found a dead rabbit or evidence of rabbit disease in your local area, please report it using the Rabbit Biocontrol Tracker. This website has been developed to enable current trends in rabbit disease to be mapped anywhere in Australia.

Anyone can get involved and you don’t need to be a registered site to report evidence of disease. Open the Rabbit Biocontrol Tracker map, zoom to your local area, click the map to select your precise location, and record your information about rabbit disease at your site.

If you wish to submit a tissue or bone sample from your dead rabbit for testing, please request a sample kit from the ‘Report Disease’ option in RabbitScan. If you request a sample kit, please label and store the sample or rabbit in a freezer until your sample kit and instructions arrive in the post (instructions are also available on the Rabbit Biocontrol Tracker website and within the app).

For information about how to use the app to report evidence of rabbit disease, download this helpful document.

Note: If you happen to be in an area without mobile reception, we recommend you use the FeralScan App. The app will automatically store the information on your phone into the ‘Pending’ folder. When you are back in range, please open this folder and submit your record(s). Alternatively, if you do not have a mobile phone, please enter your data from your desktop computer on the RabbitScan website and click on ‘Report Disease’ and login to report evidence of disease.