New blueprint for state, regional and local wild dog management

Australia’s new National Wild Dog Action Plan, which emphasises humane, evidence-based, and best-practice control measures, was implemented on 1 July.

Wild dogs are estimated to cost farmers and graziers upwards of $89 million a year in lost production and control costs – with significant flow-on effects for rural and regional economies.

The new plan was endorsed by the National Biosecurity Committee on 11 March 2020 as the national plan for the coordinated management of wild dogs, replacing the National Wild Dog Action Plan 2014-19.

The Federal Government has invested over $54 million in wild dog management since 2014- 15, including recent wild dog fencing commitments in South Australia and Western Australia.

The Plan is available on the new National Wild Dog Action Plan website.