To All Patrons and Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control
All NON-Native birds (exotics) are not able to be sold at bird sales in Victoria. This includes birds such as canaries, kakarikis, Indian Ringnecks, Fire Finches, Cuban Finches etc. Any bird that is not native to Australia.
The Domestic Animals Act 1994 (Vic) forbids the trading of domestic animals outside of private homes and registered business (e.g. pet shops) which has been recently brought to our attention via the Domestic Animals Branch (DAB) of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources on Tuesday this week. The DAB have advised Frankston City Council of this position and the need to enforce same. The trading of native birds at bird sales is legal and is approved annually by the DEWLP.
The VAC have employed lawyers who specialise in government legislation to try to get this sorted before our sale, but unfortunately they have not been able to do so.
Therefore, we are only able to offer the bird sellers the facility to trade native birds this year. We are, however, able to allow non native/exotic birds to be displayed, but not sold. There is a display of these birds on the North wall of the building behind barrier netting. The cages are all numbered and if anyone is interested in purchasing these birds at a later date, we have provided the facility to leave your details with us to hand on to the owner of the birds who will contact you after the event.