Scope of this Statement of Regulatory Intent

This Statement of Regulatory Intent does not cover deer or game birds (including pheasants and non-indigenous quail) which are regulated by the Game Management Authority under the Wildlife Act 1975.

The Statement of Regulatory Intent covers all indigenous waterfowl declared as game species outside the open season declared by the Wildlife (Game) Regulations 2012, during which these specified indigenous waterfowl are managed by the Game Management Authority.

It also does not apply to fish within the meaning of the Fisheries Act 1995 – which are regulated by the Victorian Fisheries Authority – or crustaceans and invertebrates except where these animals are listed under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988.