Wild dog fence going off into the distance

NSW Wild Dog Fence Extension project

May 2022


The NSW Government has committed to extending the NSW Border Wild Dog Fence (commonly known as the dog fence) by up to 790 km. The commitment comes following a feasibility study (first published January 2019) that was commissioned by the Border Fence Maintenance Board and funded by Local Land Services.

The study determined there would be considerable benefits to be had by extending the fence by up to 440 km in the east adjacent to Mungindi and up to 350 km in the south to just short of the Murray River. The existing dog fence is approximately 583 km in length and erected along parts of the NSW/Queensland border and NSW/South Australian border.

Truck carrying barrels
Work underway

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Two men walking along the wild dog fence
Mapping, assessments and approvals

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Ute driving along the wild dog fence with red dust coming up from the tyres
Resources and further information

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