Wild dogs in the Western region
The Western Local Land Services team have several wild dog control projects and programs that landholders are a part of to help protect their patch from the effects of pest animals. This is an overview of the current programs and projects being currently run.
Wild dog control projects and program overview
Professional Wild Dog Controller Program
Expressions of interest are now open for professional wild dog controllers to work with us to carry out wild dog control programs throughout the Western region on a full time or part time basis.
The Professional Wild Dog Controller Program is a joint effort between the Western Local Land Services and 22 Pest Management and Landcare groups, working with landholders across a diverse landscape to protect livestock, the environment and control wild dog numbers in the western division.
- Expressions of interest information for Professional Wild Dog Controller Program PDF, 122.99 KB.
- Professional Wild Dog Controller Program application form PDF, 502.24 KB.
Seasonal predator program
The seasonal predator program is a large-scale aerial and ground baiting program, targeting wild dogs, foxes and feral cats, carried out in autumn and spring.
Landholders that are not involved in a pest management group or Landcare group are encouraged to join their local group and participate in coordinated programs.
For further information contact your local biosecurity officer.
Western Tracks collaring project
The Western Tracks collaring project is a collaborative research project to improve the management of wild dogs and feral pigs in flood and associated country of the Paroo, Cuttaburra, Warrego and Darling River systems in the Western Division. Some resources on the program are below.
For further information, contact Brooke Anderson, Regional Pest Animal Coordinator, on 0436 475 814 or email@example.com.
Landholders in the Western region will have access to professional wild dog controllers to support the control of wild dogs on their property. To May 2021, 80 wild dogs have been controlled. Some resources on the program are below.
For further information, contact the program's administrative officer on 0409 677 891 or PWDC@lls.nsw.gov.au.
White Spaces project
The White Spaces project aims to inform all landholders of their pest animal responsibilities and use a range of strategies to incorporate non-participants into group programs. Some resources on this project are below:
- Meeting your general biosecurity duty (a guide for Western NSW landholders)
- White Spaces project overview
For the latest update on this project contact your local biosecurity officer.
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