New Nature Conservation (Deer Farming) Regulations 2022 came into effect from 1 July 2022.
The regulations include new arrangements for deer farmers, including a deer farm licence system that aims to improve the responsible management of farmed deer and minimise the risk of farmed deer straying into areas where wild deer are not wanted.
Game Services Tasmania (GST) is currently inspecting all deer farms to determine whether they meet the requirements of the new regulations.
Anyone keeping any deer, even if only one deer, must now have a licence.
GST wants to hear from all deer farmers to work with them to become compliant with the new regulations.
Wildlife Management Officers will work with deer farmers to understand and implement the new regulations within a reasonable time period.
If you own any deer, please contact GST on 1300 292 292.
For more information and to apply for a licence, visit our webpage.