Rabbit Leadership Program

A new leadership program is seeking expressions of interest to help boost expertise for managing rabbits.

The Victorian Rabbit Action Network, a collaboration between the Department of Economic Development, Jobs Transport and Resources and the Invasive Animals Co-operative Research Centre, will launch the program.

Previous course participants inspecting rabbit warrens with an explosive expert.
Previous course participants inspecting rabbit warrens with an explosive expert.

The program consists of a two-day technical training course delivered by rabbit management experts. Participants will then be given the opportunity to join a learning network to continue to build their skills and confidence to influence and facilitate rabbit management in their communities.

Michael Reid, National Rabbit Management Facilitator, said that the number of community members with rabbit expertise was declining.

“The technical training component is being delivered by the best in the business. We have also gathered a diverse group of mentors to be involved in the learning network to foster rabbit expertise in communities, which is really important as many people rely on local, trusted knowledge to get things done.”

The course is for people interested in coordinating and leading action on rabbits.  People may be associated with community or farming groups, Landcare, Catchment Management Authorities, local government agencies or other organisation responsible for land management.

“There is a limited number of places to the course, and we would ask that anybody interested in attending to fill out an expression of interest form. The course costs are partially subsidised through the Victorian Rabbit Action Network.”

The program is scheduled for 20 – 22 May, and expressions of interest are open now and close on 4 May.

For Expression of Interest, please click EOI_Rabbit Leadership Program 2015

For FAQ on the Rabbit Leadership Program, please click FAQ Rabbit Leadership Program.