Wild dog fence going off into the distance

NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension project

16 February 2024

The NSW Government is working with stakeholders and landholders to deliver a 32 km extension to the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence (commonly known as the dog fence) on the NSW and South Australian borders. The 32 km priority section will close the gap between the NSW and South Australian fences and will be an important tool in the fight against wild dogs and other pest animal and biosecurity threats.

Map of Western NSW outlining the Wild Dog Fence Extension Project area

Project update

Construction works have recommenced at the Northern end of the 32 km priority section. Current priorities include:

  • continuing heavy machinery operations including use of a Cat 165H grader for fence alignment works, following the completion of works to improve site access
  • continuing 'scrubbing and grubbing' activities to remove surface materials
  • delivery of more fencing materials and equipment
  • undertaking an assessment of the alignment for clay clapping requirements.

Next steps

The project team will continue to focus on delivering the 32 km priority section and engagement with local landholders and stakeholders.

Managing the impacts of wild dogs

Local Land Services works with landholders and stakeholders to control wild dogs and mitigate their impacts on livestock, native animals, the local environment and industry. Landholders are encouraged to join their local pest animal group and participate in seasonal baiting programs for wild dogs, as well as undertaking other control activities including trapping and monitoring.

Landholders are encouraged to contact their local Biosecurity Officer via 1300 795 299 to discuss options for wild dog control and management. Visit our Wild dogs page for more information.

Further information

Delivery of the project is being managed by the Department of Regional NSW and involves agencies including the Soil Conservation Service, Local Land Services, NSW Public Works and the NSW Border Fence Maintenance Board. If you’d like further information about the project:

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