Be on the lookout for feral animals, pests and weeds
Across Australia, there are many pest animals that have been introduced, are native or have turned into pests that cause significant social, environmental and economic impacts. Examples of pest animals include rabbits, wild dogs, feral cats, feral pigs, foxes and toads.
Pests, diseases and weeds can also spread from one part of Australia to another through the movement of plants, plant products or other items that have been in contact with soil.
Pest management is primarily the responsibility of the states and territories. With the help of surveillance, new technologies (for example
FeralScan) and through cooperation from property owners, we can improve the impact of these invasive animals.
pest or disease becomes established on your land, it can increase costs, reduce productivity or for larger commercial farms mean loss of access to international markets.