Poison Baits

Members Please Note:
The following baiting information for various areas listed was updated on the 25th September 2017.
(Please note the links are PDF files).


DELWP Wild Dog Program – Aerial Baiting Spring 2017 – (Updated 25th September 2017)

Hi All, 

The Andrews Labor Government understands the impacts that wild dogs can have on the welfare of livestock, the livelihood and wellbeing of livestock producers, and in some situations on environmental values.  As a result, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) intends to conduct a 1080 aerial baiting operation during mid-late October 2017 to support landholders to control wild dogs in alignment with the Action Plan for Managing Wild Dogs in Victoria 2014-2019. 

The approved baiting sites include remote and inaccessible areas of public land in 6 zones across Gippsland and the North East.  The maps showing the baiting transects within the zones are attached below (click on each link to view).

Aerial baiting is an important element for the management of wild dogs in Victoria and has approval by the Australian Government under the Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The approval process included a period of 20 days for public consultation and feedback. The baiting sites are also discussed at the local Wild Dog Management Zone Workshops held in Autumn 2017.In addition to the information provided, a “Neighbour Notification for Vertebrate Pest Control using 1080 Pest Animal Bait Products” will be sent prior to commencement of the baiting operation.  The notice will provide information about the areas of public land where 1080 poisoned fresh meat baits will be aerially deployed and information on how to minimise the risk of poisoning to non-target animals.

In conventional ground baiting programs, where baits are buried, any residual baits are retrieved at the completion of the baiting program. Note that the retrieval of baits is not possible in an aerial baiting operation.

If you require any further information on the aerial baiting operation please contact Vaughn Kingston, Acting State Manager – Wild Dog Program on (03) 5155 8121. 

Kind Regards, 

Ed 

Ed Jongebloed | Project Officer | Wild Dog Program
Forest, Fire and Regions Group | Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning

574 Main Street, Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
T
: 03 5152 0616  M: 0439 276 418 | E
ed.jongebloed@delwp.vic.gov.au 

1080 Bait Notification 1 July 2017 – 1 November 2017 (updated 25th June 2017)

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will be undertaking 1080 pest animal poisoning programs as part of its integrated approach to control wild dogs.

Click Here for full details of the 1080 pest animal bait notification including maps for ground baiting during the period of 1 July 2017 to 1 November 2017.


1080 Pest Animal Bait Notification Autumn 2017 – All zones (updated 2nd May 2017)

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) will be undertaking a 1080 pest animal poisoning program using aerially deployed fresh meat baits on public land.

Click Here for full details of the 1080 pest animal bait notifications for baiting during the period of 9/05/2017 to 20/06/2017


Gippsland and Hume Areas (updated 26th October 2016)

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries will be undertaking 1080 pest animal poisoning programs as part of its integrated approach to control wild dogs.

Click Here for full details of the 1080 pest animal bait notifications for baiting during the period of 1/11/2016 to 1/03/2017

Click Here for full details of the 1080 pest animal bait notifications for baiting during the period of 18/10/2016 to 29/11/2016


Hume/North East Region (added 9th August 2016)

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), will be undertaking a 1080 pest animal poisoning program using buried baits and Canid Pest Ejectors on public land at: Blowfly Creek Track (Tolmie); Cambatong Road (Tolmie) and Stockyard Creek Track (Tolmie) – See map in attachment – to control Wild Dogs.

Click Here for full details of the 1080 pest animal bait notifications for baiting during the period of 10 August 2016 to 1 November 2016


Mt Granya State Park and Mt Lawson State Park (updated 2nd April 2017)

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries will be undertaking 1080 pest animal poisoning programs as part of its integrated approach to control wild dogs.

Click Here for full details of the 1080 pest animal bait notifications for baiting during the period of 30/03/2017 to 30/07/2017.

Click Here for full details of the 1080 pest animal bait notification for baiting during the period of  7/08/2014 to 30/10/2014.


Aerial Baiting and Ensay areas (updated 2nd April 2017)

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries will be undertaking 1080 pest animal poisoning programs as part of its integrated approach to control wild dogs.

Click Here for full details of the 1080 pest animal bait notifications for baiting during the period of 4/04/2017 to 4/10/2017.

Click Here for details of Aerial Baiting during the period of 19/5/2014 to 20/6/2014.

Click here for details of CWDCP Ensay baiting during the period 20/5/2014 to 12/8/2014.


Edi Upper State Forest and Carboor State Forest (added 5th April 2017)

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will be undertaking 1080 pest animal poisoning programs as part of its integrated approach to control wild dogs.

Click Here for full details of the 1080 pest animal bait notification including a map for ground baiting during the period of 12 April – 12 August 2017

Wild Dog Management

Invitation to attend Wild Dog Management Zone Work Plan workshop

The Department of Environment and Primary Industries(DEPI) will hold a series of community workshops in Autumn to seek local input into the development of new Wild Dog Management Zone Work Plans for the 2014/15.DEPI is seeking local knowledge and experience from landholders to develop local approaches for wild dog control in each of the 15 management zones across Gippsland and the north east.The work plans will specify operational targets for both government and community wild dog control efforts on private and public land over the coming year and ensure a coordinated, integrated approach to wild dog management.The plans will enable, industry and government to more effectively work together using all available tools including trapping, baiting, shooting, exclusion fencing and good animal husbandry to reduce the impacts of wild dogs.

The workshops to be held in March and April will provide local communities with an opportunity to contribute to these plans to ensure local knowledge is captured and put to best effect.

Click Here for dates and venues for the Wild Dog Management workshops (PDF file).
For more information contact your local wild dog controller or DEPI office.

Landholders will be able to obtain information on Community Wild Dog Control Groups and assistance in completing native vegetation clearance consent forms.

Click Here for map of the various Management Zones (PDF file).

Andrew Crocos | Biosecurity Manager – Wild Dog Program  
Regional Services 
| Department of Environment and Primary Industries
1 McKoy Street, Wodonga, Victoria 3690
T:
 02 6043 7964 | M: 0417 114 903 | E: andrew.crocos@depi.vic.gov.au


For more information about wild dog management:
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