A parliamentary inquiry into farm trespass laws is now taking public submissions.
Member for Ovens Valley Tim McCurdy is encouraging the community to have their say on the issue.
"The inquiry will help determine the best ways to strengthen laws to protect Victorian farmers against farm trespass, following the alarming action of brazen extreme activists who have been illegally entering farms and stealing livestock," Mr McCurdy said.
"Our farmers deserve laws that protect them against activists illegally coming on to their farms and stealing livestock.
"It's clear the laws need fixing when law-breaking activists get fines of just $1 - it's just a slap on the wrist that only emboldens illegal activists, instead of deterring them.
"No-one should have to face the heart-breaking decision of closing down their business, as we saw at Yarragon's Gippy Goat Café, because of the stress of constant harassment and intimidation.
Mr McCurdy has also requested that the committee ensure that public hearings are held in north-east Victoria and not just at Parliament House in Melbourne.
Visit www.parliament.vic.gov.au/eic-lc/article/4187 for details on how to have your say.
Written submissions will be accepted until August 2. The inquiry will deliver its final report by November 28.