Wild Dog Control

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.

Wild Dog Exclusion Fence Subsidy Scheme

The Australian Government has invited Quilpie Shire Council to apply for funding under the “Communities Combating Pests and Weed Impacts During Drought Program”. Council has agreed to apply for funding for the continuation of the exclusion fence subsidy scheme.

Council is inviting applications for a subsidy to the value of $3,500 per kilometre for exclusion fence projects within the shire.

Please note, due to significant time constraints applications must be received by Council no later than Friday 25 January 2019

View the program information and conditions              Download the application form


Please note that unsuccessful applications submitted to Council in October, 2018 will need to be resubmitted on the revised application form to be reconsidered as part of this process.

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.