Explore the Virtual Extension Officer, a new interactive tool designed to help you manage three of Victoria’s worst invasive species - gorse, serrated tussock and rabbits.
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Victoria has a diverse landscape. We know treating weeds and rabbits across Victoria can vary significantly so we have developed this map to capture nine different landscapes to tailor your experience. These include:
Areas managed by local council, State Government, Parks Victoria, VicRoads, Transurban, and Rail Corporations.
Above-ground rocky areas that are difficult to access by vehicle or machinery.
Steep slopes that are not easily accessible and hard to reach by vehicle. Area is prone to erosion if soil is disturbed. May be accessible with excavator.
Interface between land and waterways which can be prone to flooding and can suffer erosion. Riparian zones are generally sensitive areas, consult your local Catchment Management Authority before working on waterways.
Land that can be accessed with tractors and other vehicles; can be cultivated.
Areas covered with remnant and native vegetation, including grasslands and plantations.
Land where the use of chemicals is inappropriate or not desired, such as organic properties and areas near waterways.
Land that has been affected by recent natural disturbance such as fire, flood, landslips etc.
Properties you do not have legal responsibility for the management of, including private land, public land, roadsides, and rail.
The Virtual Extension Officer explores different ways to control three of Victoria’s most invasive species, gorse, serrated tussock and rabbits. The virtual landscape has been developed so you can access information anytime and customise the information to suit your situation. Share this tool with your neighbours and encourage them to make a plan to start taking action.