Victorian - Wildlife Return.. no letter?? no reminder??

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  1. Djando98

    Djando98 Not so new Member

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    Hi all,

    Just looking for a bit of advice.

    This morning i woke up and realised that usually around this time of year i would be required to complete a Wildlife Return.. and wondered where the form was as i didn't remember receiving one..

    After a not so quick 15 mins of trying to navigate the new DSE website i found that they were meant to have been lodged by 14/04..

    Now.. it is well past the 14th of april and i have not completed a return...

    If i lodge a return now will they accept it? and will i be penalised??

    Would have been nice if they let us know that they weren't sending out the return forms this year...

    :?:?
     
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    stimigex Well-Known Member

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    Your return information was in the same paperwork as your licence when you received it on renewal. They will accept it but it may well lead to a visit or a small fine. They have been on the war path over the last 6 months so anything is possible
     
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    Thanks, I am aware that the form was on the back of the licence form, its just in previous years they have sent a reminder/return form towards the end of March..
    It even says on the front of the Record Book "A 'Returns Reminder' will be posted to you a week before your return is due"...

    Will i be penalised because I forgot, even though they used to send a reminder?? (because i could plan my own surprise party I'm that forgetful..)

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    and i just read the whole licence letter...

    nice that they snuck it in right down the bottom....

    hopefully they will be lenient as this is a new change.. *crosses fingers*
     
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    *Good Morning from another Dong member :p

    I was a little late this year too - after discovering that I couldn't fill in the paperwork online. Filled it out, sent it away and haven't heard anything back (no news is good news right?)
     
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    It's interesting you say that, what's your reason for doing so? I got audited earlier this year, first time in about 11 years & the funny thing was I probably wouldn't have been if A. I hadn't voluntarily submitted my own logbook so I could get a replacement & B. They hadn't made the process of acquiring a new log book last for -at least- six weeks.

    The whole ordeal felt like I was banging my head against a wall, made of razor blades.. lined with acid.

    I was late also but only because I was instructed not to bother with a return until my log book got straightened out, then I was later reminded by a different DSE employee that my return form was late, eye twitch. I was issued a 'warning' but that wasn't just for the late return so I'm betting if you submit your return form now you'll be fine.
     
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    If DSE visit it is advisable to quarantine them for at least 12 months in case they are carrying deseases from other collections they have visited .
    They could also be peds or thieves ,cant be too careful these days ,most wouldnt but you cant just let anyone in off the street .
     
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    What diseases can people pass onto snakes?
     
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    Or a hazmat suit? I've got plenty of those lying around.
     
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    And give them a shower in top of descent
     
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    Showering? Now you're just being ridiculous.
     
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