Wild dog Control

The term 'wild dog' refers collectively to purebred dingoes, dingo hybrids, and domestic dogs that have escaped or been deliberately released. In central southern Queensland a wild dog barrier fence helps protect 26.5 million hectares of sheep and cattle country from wild dog impacts.

You can participate in national wild dog mapping by reporting populations.

The wild dog is a Class 2 declared animal under Queensland legislation. It is the responsibility of landholders to control wild dogs on their land.

The Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has a wide range of information available.  Visit their website here. is another excellent source of wild dog information.


Managing the Impacts of Dingoes and Other Wild Dogs

Managing the Impacts of Dingoes and Other Wild Dogs is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of the history and biology of wild dogs in Australia, the damage they cause and community attitudes towards their management.  Click here to access the entire volume online.


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