The Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia Inc. manages a fund to support research, raise awareness and encourage on-ground action to eradicate feral rabbits from Australia. It is Australia’s only publicly-subscribed fund to focus its activities on wild European rabbits and their impacts on the environment and primary production. The Foundation is a registered not-for-profit charity and has Deductible Gift Recipient status – donations over $20 are tax-deductible.
The aims of the Foundation are to:


  • Support research, development and extension, including projects, researchers and research organisations, contributing to the eradication of rabbits in Australia.
  • Increase awareness and understanding of the nature and extent of degradation caused by rabbits, the continuing threat they pose to Australia’s economic, environmental and social values, and the need for research into integrated control measures.
  • Encourage other measures which will contribute to the eradication of rabbits, such as integrated control programs applying current knowledge on the ground.

Corporate Documents

Download the Rules of Association or the Deed of Trust for the Foundation.
For more information see the Foundation’s Strategic Plan.

Easter Bilby

Easter Bilby champions the cause of native plants and animals, reclaiming the Australian bush from European wild rabbits. The Easter Bilby’s message is, ‘it’s us or them’ – rabbits must be removed so the original inhabitants can survive. Bilbies want their burrows, their food, and their friends back.

The Easter Bilby campaign slogan, ‘Bilbies not bunnies’, is for all the displaced and threatened plants and animals. It is a brave and bold effort that can only succeed with help from humans. Without our intervention to control rabbits the plight of bilbies, and other native species, will never improve.

The Foundation is the registered holder of the trade mark ‘Easter Bilby’, and is pleased to work with chocolate manufacturers and story-tellers using Easter Bilby to promote Easter Bilby’s message and the rabbit control cause. Download the Easter Bilby fact sheet for information about bilbies and the Easter Bilby’s story.