Wildlife Regulations Review Public Consultation

​​​Submissions have closed. Thank you to all who made a submission

Public consultation was invited on the draft Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulations 2021 and the draft Nature Conservation Deer Farming Regulations 2021 during September 2021. The submissions received during this time allowed the Department to consider the perspectives and concerns of stakeholders in finalising the regulations. The Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) have now come into effect.

Submissions on the deer farming regulations indicated that the existing re​gulations require updating, and that there is widespread support for administrative reforms to ensure the regulations are contemporary and fit for purpose. As a result, the previous regulations relating to deer farming have been remade as the Wildlife (Deer Farming) Regulations 2021 with an expiry date of 1 July 2022 to allow for further stakeholder consultation. This will occur in conjunction with the Draft Fallow Deer Management Plan and to allow the regulations to be rewritten to ensure they deal with current issues.

Submissions made during public consultation are treated as public information and are published on this website, except where the submitter requested the submission remain confidential. Only personal contact information has been redacted from submissions. 

Links to submissions and a submission summary table are included below.

​The Department also received five submissions after the closing date of 30 September 2021. Due to the need to remake the Regulations before their expiry on 1 December, it was not possible to consider these submissions in the finalisation of the Regulations. These submissions are not published below.

 Wildlife Regulations Review - Public submissions 1-10 (PDF 756Kb)

 Wildlife Regulations Review - Public submissions 11-20 (PDF 960Kb)

 Wildlife Regulations Review - Public submissions 21-30 (PDF 477Kb)

 Wildlife Regulations Review - Public submissions 31-40 (PDF 430Kb)

 Wildlife Regulations Review - Public submissions 41-50 (PDF 2Mb)

 Wildlife Regulations Review - Public submissions 51-54 (PDF 477Kb)

Submission numberName
Lenah Game Meats
2John Kelly
3Andrew Winwood
4Tasmanian Deer Advisory Council
5Rita Squire
6Invasive Species Council
7Catherine Nicholson
8John Sim
9Geoffrey Harris
10Peter Sainsbury
13Wayne Turale
14Jason Graham
15Linda Groom
17Rod Hill
18Eamonn Culhane
19Tasmanian National Parks Association Inc.
20John Sampson
21Anne Doak
22Australian Deer Association
23Jennifer Payne
25John Muchan
26Ann Hamilton
27North East Bioregional Network
28Michael O'Donohue
30John Dennett
33Chris Murtagh
35Helen Tait
36Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
37Bob Brown Foundation
38Sporting Shooters Association of Australia Tasmania
39Australian Wildlife Society
41Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association
42Tasmanian Land Conservancy
43Bob Brown Foundation
44Sustainable Agriculture and Communities Alliance
45Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management
46Birdlife Australia
47Animal Liberation
48Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
49Shooters, Fishers and Farmers
50Rupert Mcgregor
51Tasmanian Game Council
52Tasmanian Deer Farmers Council
53Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
54Michael Frydrych

Further information on the review process can be found at the Department's Wildlife Regulations Review webpage.


Wildlife Services
GPO Box 44
Phone: 03 6165 4305
Email: Wildlife.Services@nre.tas.gov.au

Game Services Tasmania
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 1300 292 292
Email: Gameservicestas@nre.tas.gov.au