Moira Shire has issued a warning to not feed the pelicans in Yarrawonga with the birds getting "too close for comfort" to some visitors.
Although there hasn't been an incident which has specifically prompted the warning, mayor Libro Mustica said council want visitors to "be aware" of the pelicans around the banks of Lake Mulwala.
"I asked the same questions about whether there was an incident or not, but there hasn't been and we want to stop one from happening," he said.
"While some well-meaning people may be tempted to feed these wild animals, doing so can harm them.
"Also they can become aggressive in their attempts to obtain food and can cause injury, both to themselves and to people. You don't want a pelican chasing food out of a little kids hands - they are big birds.
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"Pelicans are highly capable fish catchers and need to hunt for their own food - feeding these wild animals can make them dependant on humans which makes it harder for them to survive in the wild."
The council has issued some tips on what to do and not do if around pelicans.
"Remove yourself and those in your care from the situation," Cr Mustica said.
"Make yourself intimidating to the pelican by standing tall, making noise by clapping your hands and raising your voice in a determined manner at the bird, and if handy, use a towel or similar item and flap it towards the bird."
Cr Mustica said don't "harm, touch or feed the pelican in any way". "We encourage you to take photographs and admire these wonderful creatures from a distance," he said.
"Pelicans are wild animals so please give them space and if possible, stay at least three metres from them at all times."
Meanwhile the council is exploring a range of programs to address the labour skill shortages in the region.
This includes a survey for businesses to determine where the skills shortages are. The survey will be available on Wednesday on the council website.