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In Australia, management of pest animals may be complex and regulated by various state, territory and federal legislation. Each of Australia’s jurisdictions has their own legislation and strategies for managing pest animals consistent with their constitutional responsibilities.

The Australian Pest Animal Strategy (APAS) is a national strategy providing guidance for the effective and humane control of vertebrate pest animals and mitigation of their impacts on Australia’s biodiversity, agricultural assets and social values. The Invasive Plants and Animals Committee (IPAC) is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Australian Pest Animal Strategy (APAS).

Australian States

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Community-led Action

Best practice pest animal management generally advocates the management of pest animals at a landscape scale and nil-tenure basis. This involves collaboration and cooperation between neighbours in pest management activities.Frequently, land managers form groups for pest animal management to increase their effectiveness. State and territory governments may provide support to these groups.

Select your region by clicking on the map at left to see who you can connect to and what local groups you can join.

Last updated: December 10, 2019