Feral Cat Day - Huon Valley

Image: Feral cat (credit: Gorse Be Gone)

What to expect: The day will be split into an information session in the morning, followed by a practical workshop in the afternoon. Expert speakers will cover the impacts of feral cats on wildlife, biodiversity and livestock, handling feral cats legally and humanely, monitoring feral cats and how to set up traps. 

Managing feral cats requires a collaborative effort from government agencies, conservation organisations, and the public to implement effective management strategies. Through workshops like these Landcare Tasmania aims to build the capacity of the community to manage feral cats practically, humanely and within the law. Read more about our Impact to Action approach to feral cat management. 

What to bring: Your stories and experiences with feral cats in the Huon Valley.

Price: Free of charge! Registration is mandatory.


  • Gill Basnett: The National Feral Cat and Fox Management Coordinator at the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions.
  • John Bowden: An experienced and qualified trapper with many years of experience working as a feral cat management contractor across Tasmania.
  • Bruce Jackson: Tasmania’s former senior vet officer at DPIPWE. He has worked extensively on farm biosecurity and cat borne diseases affecting agriculture.
  • Simon Pahor: Experience working with invasive species eradication and biosecurity on islands.
  • Ten Lives: The only cat management facility in the south. We will hear from a representative on the best way to handle, transport and surrender feral cats.

This workshop was developed in partnership with the Center for Invasive Species Solutions and Huon Valley Council, and is part of Landcare Tasmania's Landscape Restoration and Community Outreach programs funded by the State Government's Landcare Action Grants Round 6.


July 01, 2023 at 9:30am - 3pm
Baden Powell Scout and Guide Hall
8 Heron St
Huonville, TAS 7109
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Lily Fraser · · (03) 6234 7117

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