But rather than scouring bushland for the fearsome beasts armed with traps and nets, they'll be working from the safety of state government offices.
Victorian Agriculture Minister Peter Walsh says Department of Primary Industries and Department of Sustainability and Environment officers will spend months reviewing sightings, photos, reports and other evidence submitted over the years to determine whether the elusive creatures exist.
"We're not going out in pith hats beating the bushes," Mr Walsh said. "This is about actually doing the analytical work on all the information that's there."
Deputy Premier Peter Ryan pledged before the 2010 election a coalition government would investigate big cat sightings, saying there were "enough credible observations" to justify a report.