Case Studies

quote1Best Practice in wild dog management

Best practice for wild dog management aims to deliver safe, efficient and humane outcomes that support continuing economic activity while being socially acceptable and environmentally sustainable.

Best practice wild dog management must be well planned, incorporate a structured and systematic risk-based approach, and be based on a clear view of what is to be done and how effectiveness is to be measured. In addition, control tools (e.g. trapping, baiting, shooting, netting or electric barrier fencing) must be carried out at a high level of efficiency, closely integrated with each other, and comply with relevant legislation.

  • Western division wild dog control – Western NSW - This case study investigates and documents the barriers and responses to improving wild dog management encountered between 2010 and 2016 in the Western Division of NSW. Download the full case study […]
  • Carnarvon Rangelands Biosecurity Assocition – Western Australia - Download the full report This case study on the Carnarvon Rangelands Biosecurity Association was commissioned by the National Wild Dog Action Plan to demonstrate the impact of the role of […]
  • Community action for wild dog management - Wild dog management in Australia has historically been understood and studied from the scientific and technical perspective. This involved a focus on the science of best management, and the implementation […]
  • Meekatharra Rangelands Biosecurity Association - Situated on the Great Northern Highway, Meekatharra is the largest centre in the Murchison, easily accessible with excellent sealed roads from Perth in the south, Geraldton in the west and […]
  • Biteback Program – South Australia - This case study tells the story of a successful community-driven landscape-scale approach to managing wild dogs in the Northern Flinders region of South Australia. Ultimately the success of Biteback will […]
  • Brindabella and Wee Jasper – A nil-tenure approach - This case study provides an example of an industry recognised ‘best practice’ community-driven partnership approach to local wild dog management that operates across all land tenures. The approach attempts to […]
  • Paroo Model of Wild Dog Control - The Paroo Shire residents have been leaders in developing and implementing best practice in the coordinated control of wild dogs. Wild Dogs are defined as feral dogs, dingoes and hybrid […]

The National Wild Dog Action Plan is an industry initiative endorsed by Government.
Wild dog information published by the Invasive Animals CRC is at

Key information contacts:

National Wild Dog Facilitator:
Greg Mifsud   Mb:    E:

CONTROL: Model Code of Practice and Standard Operating Procedures

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Last updated: July 20, 2017