Wild horses exist on both public and private land and threaten conservation areas.
Wild horses can also be a threat to humans and road safety. They pose a collision risk where populations stray onto roads and can cause serious injuries for motor vehicle drivers and riders.
They also have serious impacts on vegetation, wetlands, streams, native animals and landscapes, especially in sensitive environments.
Wild horse control
While community perspectives on wild horses in the environment vary considerably, humane management methods are important.
Strategies to control wild horses include raising awareness with land managers, supporting development, trial, and implementation of humane control practices, protecting sensitive environments, and increasing public safety and reduce traffic impacts.
For more information on pest species and biosecurity, visit Pestsmart and the Department of Primary Industries.
If you wish to report any wild horse sightings or activity in your area, contact your local Biosecurity Officer. Otherwise, contact us if you require wild horse pest animal management advice.
Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plans
We've worked with regional pest animal committees and the community to develop regional strategic pest animal management plans in each of our 11 Local Land Services regions.
Your Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plans will tell you what priority pest animal pest animals you need to manage and how.
Read your Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plan:
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