Notice – Tamar NRM, 23 May 2023

Feral Cats on Farms

Time & Location

02 June, 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

Hillwood Memorial Hall, Hillwood Hall, 280 Hillwood Jetty Rd, Hillwood TAS 7252, Australia

About the event

Tamar NRM is delighted to partner with The National Feral Cat and Fox Management Coordinator and Tasmanian Landcare to offer this free  information, training and planning session on how to manage feral cats in Tasmania.

The forum is aimed at Landcare, community groups and farmers in the Tamar Valley region who want to gain a greater understanding of what is involved in managing feral cats either on their own property, or on land they manage.


  • Impacts of feral cats in Tasmania
  • What tools are legally available for effective management
  • Strategic planning and monitoring
  • Agricultural impacts (toxoplasmosis and sarcosporidiosis)
  • Landcare case studies
  • Practical demonstrations and hands on training on effective cage trapping and motion camera  setting up techniques

Guest speakers:

  • Gill Basnett, National Feral Cat and Fox Coordinator – Impacts on wildlife, legislation and planning
  • Cynthia Schaap, Landcare Tas, Project Officer, Landcare Tasmania – The role of Landcare Tas and feral cat management
  • John Bowden, Consultant – Cat trapping techniques and tools
  • Peter Voller, President of the West Tamar Landcare – West Tamar Landcare project case study
  • Simon Pahor, Effective Conservation Outcomes – Use of firearms – techniques, licenses, permits etc
  • Dr Stephen Pefanis & Helen Hawkins, Veterinary Pathologists, NRE- Agriculture impacts (toxoplasmosis and sarcosporidiosis)
  • Camera Monitoring (speaker to be confirmed)

Catering: Morning tea and lunch provided

Registration closes 30 May, 5:00 pm