Pest animals


Dingo/wild dogs

Pack of dingos web

Canis familiaris, C. familiaris dingo, C. lupus familiaris, C. lupus dingo

Wild dogs are a restricted invasive animal under the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Wild dogs refer to pure-bred dingoes, domestic dogs that have escaped or been deliberately released and resulting hybrids that are now living in the wild. Dingoes and wild dogs are common in our region and can impact our native wildlife and cause substantial losses to owners of domestic livestock. Control options include shooting, trapping, baiting, exclusion fencing and the use of guardian dogs such as maremma’s.

Land protection officers can assist landholders with the provision of information and advice on effective control methods.

For further information on Council's co-ordinated baiting program and other assistance available to landholders, visit the Landholders Assistance page or call 1300 883 699. 

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