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Poisonous mushrooms growing in Victoria

Poisonous mushrooms including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms are currently growing around Victoria. 

Thursday 14 April 2022


The Victorian Deputy Chief Health Officer (Environment) has advised that consuming a Death Cap mushroom may result in death.

Cooking, peeling or drying these mushrooms does not remove or inactivate the poison.

There is no home test available to distinguish safe and edible mushrooms from poisonous mushrooms.

Mushrooms purchased from a supermarket, greengrocer or other reputable source are safe to eat.

Read the full advisory: Poisonous mushrooms growing in Victoria.

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