Control methods

The Queensland Government developed the Queensland Feral Pest Initiative to support wild dog, feral cat and other weed and pest animal management projects primarily in drought-affected communities.

Successful long-term management of pest animals relies on cooperation with neighbours and the coordination of control activities.

Some chemical and physical control techniques can be hazardous to people, stock and property, and current legislation enforces strict guidelines for their use. When choosing a control option, landowners may need to seek advice from their local government or Biosecurity Queensland. 

Agricultural chemical products should always be used in accordance with label instructions or permits issued by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.

Control activities promoted by Biosecurity Queensland comply with the Animal Care and Protection Act 2001.

Last updated 01 July 2016