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

ACT Tasmania Victoria New South Wales Queensland South Australia Northern Territory Western Australia

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.



National Facilitators

Jessica Marsh is the National NRM Facilitator. This role provides specialist invasive animal advice and support to regional pest managers.

Jess is based in Orange, NSW and works Monday-Thursday. She can be contacted at:
Nsw Department of Primary Industries
1447 Forest Road | ORANGE NSW 2800
Phone: +61 2 6391 3907 Email:


Greg MifsudGreg Mifsud is the National Wild Dog Facilitator. Greg’s role is to guide and mentor State, NRM and Industry-funded wild dog Coordinators in supporting and developing functional local wild dog management groups.

Greg is based in Toowoomba, Qld and can be contacted at:
Invasive Animals CRC
203 Tor St | PO Box 102 | Toowoomba, Qld 4352
Phone: +61 7 4688 1333     Email:

MichelleChristy_headshotMichelle Christy is the National Incursions Response Facilitator. Michelle’s role is to support actions and provide advice for invasive vertebrate pest incursion prevention and response planning.

Michelle is based in Perth, WA and can be contacted at:
Invasive Species Science, Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia
3 Baron-Hay Crt | South Perth WA 6151
Phone: +61 (0) 8 9363 4060     Email:

Last updated: February 2, 2017