Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing (WDEF) Subsidy Scheme
The Australian Government has invited Quilpie Shire Council to apply for up to $1M in funding under the ‘Drought Communities Program Extension”. Council has resolved to use up to $500,000 of this funding for an exclusion fence subsidy scheme for Quilpie Rural Landholders.
As such Council is inviting applications for a subsidy to the value of $2,500 per kilometre for exclusion fence projects within the shire. If you would like to apply for this scheme, further information including Application Instructions Attachment A: Minimum Design Standard for Wild Dog Exclusion Fencing, Application Form and Declaration Form can be obtained below.
*Please note that the closing date for applications is Friday 02 November 2018
The term wild dog refers collectively to purebred dingoes, dingo hybrids and domestic dogs that have escaped or been deliberately released. Wild Dogs may be pure white, ginger, black and tan or pure black.
Wild dogs are a declared Class 2 pest animal under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. As such, all landholders in Queensland are required to control / reduce the number of wild dogs on their properties.
Quilpie Shire Council is committed to supporting landholders within the shire to meet the legislative requirements by providing a range of services and assistance including:
Wild Dog Advisory Committee
Wild Dog Baiting Programs
Wild Dog Control Officers
Wild Dog Bonus Payments
For full details of support available including the procedure for making Wild Dog Bonus Payment claims, download the Quilpie Shire Wild Dog Information Sheet 2017-2018.
Download the Wild Dog Bonus Payment application form.
The Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has a wide range of information available. Visit their website here.
Feral.org.au is another excellent source of wild dog information.
Managing the Impacts of Dingoes and Other Wild Dogs
Managing the Impacts of Dingoes and Other Wild Dogs is the first book to provide a comprehensive review of the history and biology of wild dogs in Australia, the damage they cause and community attitudes towards their management. Click here to access the entire volume online.