Easter Bilby time

Easter Bilby champions the cause of Australian plants and animals – reclaiming their place in the Australian environment.

Multi-pronged approach needed for rabbit control

Rabbits are a persistent problem in many parts of Australia and require an equally persistent, multi-pronged response – that’s the message from a recent ABC News report. The ability of rabbits to breed quickly in good seasons, and the ever-changing dynamics between rabbits and biological controls, make surges in wild rabbit populations an enduring threat […]

Annual Report 2020 now available

Foundation Chair, Wayne Meyer, presented the Annual Report for 2019-20 at the Foundation for Rabbit-Free Australia’s recent AGM. The meeting was held as a video-meeting due to last minute changes in COVID-19 restrictions on public gatherings, but still enabled the work of the meeting to be completed and everyone on-line enjoyed hearing Alister Haigh tell […]

Feral cats inquiry

A submission from Foundation for Rabbit-Free Australia was one of over  hundred received by the Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy as part of its ‘Inquiry into the problem of feral and domestic cats in Australia’. The issue was referred to the House of Representatives committee by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon […]

Rabbit-Free Membership

Rabbit-Free Australia memberships are now available for 2020-21. Members enable the Foundation to promote rabbit-related research, raise awareness of rabbit issues, and support on-ground control programs. They receive informative Newsletters during the year, a promotional bumper sticker for those first in, and an invitation to the Annual General Meeting which always features a great guest […]

Blowflies tracking calicivirus

Blowflies are looking increasingly promising as an additional way to monitor the extent of calicivirus across Australia. A team led by Robyn Hall (CSIRO) have published the findings of research comparing the detection of RHDV in samples from flies with samples from dead rabbits, concluding that there was a good correlation between the two techniques; […]

31st Newsletter Available

The real story behind Easter Bunny, latest grants from Rabbit-Free Australia, or an update on calicivirus – no matter what your interest there is something for you in RFA’s 31st Newsletter, which is now available for public viewing: View it on-line, or Download a PDF

Latest Rabbit-Free Newsletter

The 31st Newsletter from Rabbit-Free Australia is now available. It has been sent to all Foundation members and is available for on-line viewing. If you would like to support the Foundation in raising awareness and supporting research, a membership form (and a donation option) can be found at the website.

It’s time for Easter Bilbies, Not Bunnies.

Twenty seven years ago, in conjunction with the Foundation for Rabbit Free Australia (RFA), Haigh’s created Australia’s first chocolate Easter Bilby. Part proceeds from sales go to the Foundation’s work to control rabbits and thus protect the native Bilby’s environment. It’s about ‘Bilbies Not Bunnies’ – reclaiming the Bilby’s place in the Australian environment. Read more […]

Help combat rabbits

Rabbit-Free Australia is now offering a special $20 joining fee for new members. Membership of RFA is one way people can help science stay ahead of rabbits and limit the risk that invasive rabbits will impair the recovery of landscapes following drought and bushfire. For more information see the Media Release or email the Foundation […]