Wild dogs are identified by the national Vertebrate Pests Committee as a ‘Category 5 / Extreme’ species. Category 5 means that the animal is a recognised pest that is both widespread and established, while an Extreme classification indicates that such animals should not be allowed to enter, nor be kept in any state or territory without permission. Wild dogs are also identified as a pest animal under the Australian Pest Animal Strategy.
Fact sheet on laws and regulations in Australia relating wild dogs. Produced by the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre as part of the PestSmart series.
|Author:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|Publisher:||Invasive Animals CRC|
|ISBN/ISSN:||PestSmart code: WDFS3|
|Region:||Australia - national|
|Documents:||PestSmart Factsheet: Wild dog policy and legislation considerations (430 kb PDF)|