Best practice tools and strategies

The challenge is to match the most effective tools and strategies to each situation and location Multiple tools can be used to complement each other for proactive and reactive control […]

RAB011: Bait delivery of Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus (RHDV1) K5 strain

Background Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is used in Australia to minimise the impacts of the introduced European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) on agricultural production and the environment. Other available rabbit control […]

Rabbit – humaneness matrix

Matrix showing the relative humaneness of rabbit control methods. The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an individual […]

Wild dog – humaneness matrix

Matrix showing the relative humaneness of wild dog control methods. The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an  […]

NWDAP Communiqué 21

August 2016 | Edition 2016 / 4 Stakeholder Consultative Group Forum The forum for stakeholders involved in the National Wild Dog Action Plan (NWDAP) was held in Sydney on Thursday […]

NWDAP Communiqué 20

June 2016 | Edition 2016 – 3 News from the Implementation Steering Committee Michael McCormack chaired a teleconference of the Implementation Steering Committee on 31st May 2016 in the absence […]

DOG002: Trapping of wild dogs using cage traps

Trapping of wild dogs is used where poison baiting is less effective, for example, in or around lambing paddocks where there is abundant food. Trapping is useful for targeting individual […]

Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP)

The Australian Pest Animal Research Program (APARP) 2008-2012 was funded by the Australian Government and was concluded in June 2013. APARP funded research projects that developed and promoted improved management and monitoring of agricultural pest animals. Project reports are available from this page.

General messages

Pest management is a responsibility of all land managers in Australia. Wild dogs are considered a serious pest in Australia threatening livestock and production on private land. Wild dogs impose […]

Fox – humaneness matrix

Matrix showing the relative humaneness of fox control methods. The ‘humaneness’ of a pest animal control method refers to the overall welfare impact that the method has on an individual […]

Learn

Learn more about pest animals, their impact, history, biology and control methods as well as discussions on social issues and animal welfare. Here you can explore articles and reference material […]

What is RHD Boost?

RHD Boost is a national project involving the roll out of a new naturally occurring overseas strain of rabbit calicivirus called RHD K5

PestSmart Connect is a toolkit of information on best practice pest animals management in Australia.