Leghold traps

Leghold traps are smooth jawed, spring-operated traps designed to capture an animal by the foot or leg.

Legal requirements for setting, use and sale

Leghold traps are permitted to be sold, set and used only under specified conditions. The sale, setting and use of all animal traps is regulated under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (POCTA) Act 1986 and POCTA Regulations 2019.

What species can be used to legtrap

In Victoria, leghold traps can only be used to trap:

  • rabbits
  • foxes
  • wild dogs.

Under the POCTA Regulations 2019 wild dogs are defined as an animal of the species Canis familiaris as declared under Part 8 of the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994 (CALP Act).

Declared feral cats

Use for declared feral cats is also permitted but only in limited circumstances under Ministerial approval.

The feral or wild population of the cat has been declared as an established pest animal, under the CALP Act, on specified Crown land. Cats on other land have not been declared as established pest animals and must not be trapped using leghold traps.

Leghold trapping of all other species is prohibited.

Ministerial approval for use of leghold traps

Urban areas

Use of leghold traps for rabbits, foxes and wild dogs in urban areas can only be carried out where the person or organisation has applied for and been granted a Ministerial approval.

Urban area means an area of land that is predominantly:

  • subdivided into allotments that, in the case of land used or to be used for residential purposes, are not larger than 0.4 hectares
  • able to be used or developed under a planning scheme or interim development order for residential, industrial or commercial purposes
  • provided with constructed streets and public utility services.

Declared feral cats

On 14 December 2019, a new Ministerial approval process was introduced which permits the use of large leghold traps for the control of declared feral cats under specific conditions on specified Crown Land in Victoria. This process allows an application to be made by public land managers on a case-by-case basis in limited circumstances, such as where eradication is achievable.

The general public are not permitted to use leghold traps for cats.

Commercial pest controllers are also not permitted to use leghold traps for cats unless working under contract on a government control project for which approval has been granted.

Where leghold traps can be used

Large leghold traps for foxes and wild dogs can only be used in areas approved by the Minister for Agriculture. They can only be set and used if the landowner or occupier of the land or, in the case of Crown land, the manager of the land has given their consent.

Foxes

Large leghold traps for foxes can be used Victoria-wide, and large leghold traps for wild dogs can be used in the areas listed in this legal instrument: POCTA Act section 15AB(3) Instrument.

Wild dogs

The areas in which leghold trapping of wild dogs is permitted are shown in these maps.

Eastern Victoria

Areas where large leghold traps for wild dogs can be used in Eastern Victoria under Section 15AB(3) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.

Areas where large leghold traps for wild dogs can be used - Section 15AB(3) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986. The full list of included parishes can be found in the  POCTA Regulation 15AB(3) Instrument and are detailed to follow.

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Acheron
Adjie
Alberton East
Alberton West
Alexandra
Angora
Arbuckle
Baawang
Bairnsdale
Balloong
Balmattum
Banyarmbite
Barambogie
Baranduda
Barga
Barnawartha South
Barroworn
Barwidgee
Barwite
Baw Baw
Beechworth
Beenak
Beethang
Beloka
Belvoir West
Bemboka
Bemm
Benambra
Bendock
Bengworden
Bengworden South
Beolite
Berringa
Berringama
Berrmarr
Bete Bolong North
Bete Bolong South
Betka
Bidwell
Billabong
Billian
Bindi
Binginwarri
Bingo-Munjie
Bingo-Munjie North
Bingo-Munjie South
Binnican
Binnuc
Birregun
Bogong North
Bogong South
Bolaira
Bolga
Bonang
Bondi
Bonegilla
Boodyarn
Boola Boola
Boole Poole
Boonderoot
Boorgunyah
Boorolite
Boorpuk
Borodomanin
Bow-Worrung
Bralak
Bramby
Brankeet
Briagolong
Bright
Brimbonga
Brindat
Broadlands
Bruarong
Bruthen
Buchan
Buckenderra
Buckland
Budgee Budgee
Bulga
Bulgaback
Bullamalk
Bullioh
Bullumwaal
Bullung
Bumberrah
Bundalaguah
Bundara-Munjie
Bundowra
Bungamero
Bungil
Bungil East
Bungywarr
Bunyip
Buragwonduc
Burrowye
Burrungabugge
Butgulla
Buxton
Byawatha
Cabanandra
Cambatong
Canabore
Carboor
Carneek
Carrajung
Carraragarmungee
Carruno
Changue
Changue East
Chilpin
Cobbannah
Cobon
Cobungra
Colac Colac
Colquhoun
Colquhoun East
Colquhoun North
Combienbar
Cooaggalah
Coolumbooka
Coolungubra
Cooma
Coongulla
Coongulmerang
Coopracambra
Coornburt
Corryong
Cowa
Crookayan
Cudgewa
Curlip
Dandongadale
Darbalang
Dargo
Darlingford
Darriman
Dartella
Deddick
Dederang
Delatite
Dellicknora
Denison
Derndang
Derril
Detarka
Devon
Doledrook
Doodwuk
Doolam
Dorchap
Dropmore
Drouin West
Dueran
Dueran East
Edi
Eildon
El Dorado
Ellinging
Enano
Enochs Point
Ensay
Errinundra
Estcourt
Eucambene
Eumana
Eurandelong
Euroa
Everton
Flowerdale
Freeburgh
Fumina
Fumina North
Gabo
Garratanbunell
Gelantipy East
Gelantipy West
Gembrook
Ghin Ghin
Gibbo
Giffard
Gillingall
Gillum
Glenaladale
Glendale
Glenmaggie
Glenmore
Glenwatts
Gobur
Gonzaga
Goolengook
Goon Nure
Goongerah
Gooram Gooram Gong
Goulburn
Gracedale
Graham
Granton
Granya
Greta
Gundowring
Gungarlan
Guttamurra
Harrietville
Hinno-Munjie
Hotham
Howitt Plains
Howqua
Howqua West
Indi
Ingeegoodbee
Jamieson
Jemba
Jilwain
Jinderboine
Jindivick
Jingallala
Jinjellic
Jirnkee
Jirrah
Kaerwut
Kalk Kalk
Kancobin
Karawah
Karlo
Keelangie
Kelfeera
Kergunyah
Kergunyah North
Kerrisdale
Kevington
Kianeek
Killingworth
Kinglake
Kirkenong
Knockwood
Kobyboyn
Koetong
Koola
Koomberar
Koonika
Kooragan
Koorool
Kooroon
Kosciusko
Kowat
Kuark
Kybeyan
Laceby
Lauraville
Lazarini
Licola
Licola North
Lima
Lochiel
Lodge Park
Longwood
Loomat
Loongelaat
Loyola
Ludrik-Munjie
Lurg
Maffra
Magdala
Magdala South
Magorra
Maharatta
Maindample
Maintongoon
Malkara
Mallacoota
Manango
Maneroo
Mansfield
Maramingo
Marlooh
Marraweeny
Marroo
Matlock
Matong
Matong North
Meerlieu
Mellick-Munjie
Merrijig
Merton
Miowera
Mirimbah
Mitta Mitta
Mohican
Molesworth
Monda
Monomak
Moolpah
Moondarra
Moonip
Moonkan
Moormurng
Moornapa
Moorngag
Morekana
Morockdong
Moroka
Mowamba
Moyangul
Moyhu
Mudgeegonga
Mullagong
Mullawye
Mullindolingong
Mullungdung
Murmungee
Murramurrangbong
Murrindal East
Murrindal West
Murrindindi
Murrungowar
Myrrhee
Myrtleford
Nangana
Nap-Nap-Marra
Nappa
Nar-Be-Thong
Nar-Nar-Goon
Narbourac
Nariel
Narrang
Narrobuk
Narrobuk North
Nayook
Nayook West
Neerim
Neerim East
Nerran
Newmerella
Niagaroon
Nillahcootie
Nindoo
Ninnie
Noojee
Noojee East
Noonga
Noorinbee
Noorongong
Nowa Nowa
Nowa Nowa South
Nowyeo
Noyong
Numbie-Munjie
Numbruk
Nungal
Nungatta
Nunniong
Nuntin
Nurong
Omeo
Onyim
Orbost
Orbost East
Oxley
Panbulla
Pinnak
Pinnibar
Porepunkah
Purgagoolah
Quag-Munjie
Reynard
Rothesay
Ruffy
Sale
Samaria
Sargood
Sarsfield
St. Clair
Stander
Stanley
Steavenson
Stradbroke
Stratford
Strathbogie
Suggan Buggan
Switzerland
Tabbara
Tabberabbera
Taggerty
Talgarno
Tallandoon
Tallangallook
Tallarook
Tambo
Tamboon
Tamboritha
Tangambalanga
Tanjil
Tanjil East
Taponga
Tarcombe
Tarkeeth
Tarldarn
Tarra Tarra
Tarrawarra North
Tarrawingee
Tatong
Tatonga
Tawanga
Telbit
Telbit West
Terlite-Munjie
Theddora
Thologolong
Thorkidaan
Thornley
Thornton
Thowgla
Thurra
Tildesley East
Tildesley West
Timbarra
Tinamba
Tingaringy
Tintaldra
Tongaro
Tonghi
Tongio-Munjie East
Tongio-Munjie West
Tonimbuk
Tonimbuk East
Too-Rour
Toolome
Toombon
Toombullup
Toombullup North
Toongabbie North
Toongabbie South
Toonginbooka
Toonyarak
Toorongo
Torbreck
Towamba
Towong
Traawool
Tubbut
Tyirra
Undowah
Wa-De-Lock
Wabba
Wabonga
Wabonga South
Wagra
Walhalla
Walhalla East
Wallaby
Wallagoot
Walwa
Wamba
Wandiligong
Wangarabell
Wappan
Warburton
Warragul
Warrambat
Wat Wat
Wau Wauka
Wau Wauka West
Waygara
Weeragua
Welshpool
Welumla
Wentworth
Wermatong
Whanregarwen
Whitfield
Whitfield South
Whorouly
Wibenduck
Willung
Windarra
Windham
Wingan
Winnindoo
Winteriga
Winyar
Wodonga
Wollonaby
Wondoomarook
Wongungarra
Wonnangatta
Wonwron
Woodbourne
Woodside
Woolenook
Woongulmerang East
Woongulmerang West
Woori Yallock
Woorragee
Woorragee North
Wooundellah
Wooyoot
Woranga
Worrough
Worrowing
Wrathung
Wrixon
Wuk Wuk
Wurrin
Wurruk Wurruk
Wurutwun
Wy-Yung
Wyangil
Wyeeboo
Yabba
Yackandandah
Yalmy
Yambulla
Yangoura
Yarak
Yarck
Yarragon
Yarram Yarram
Yea
Yeerik
Yeerung
Yertoo
Yonduk
Youarrabuk
Youpella
Yuonga

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Western Victoria

Areas where large leghold traps for wild dogs can be used in Western Victoria under Section 15AB(3) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986.

Areas where large leghold traps for wild dogs can be used Western Victoria Section 15AB(3) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986

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Albacutya
Awonga
Babatchio
Balrootan
Bambadin
Banu Bonyit
Baring
Baring North
Beewar
Benayeo
Berontha
Big Billy
Big Desert
Boinka
Booroopki
Bringalbart
Bunurouk
Carchap
Carina
Catiabrim
Charam
Chinaman Flat
Conga Wonga
Connangorach
Cooack
Coynallan
Curtayne
Daalko
Dahwedarre
Danyo
Darragan
Dattuck
Dimboola
Ding-A-Ding
Dinyarrak
Dollin
Dopewora
Duchembegarra
Duddo
Durndal
Gerang Gerung
Ginap
Gnarr
Goongee
Goroke
Gunamalary
Gymbowen
Hensley
Jallakin
Jilpanger
Jungkum
Kalingur
Kaniva
Karnak
Kattyoong
Kiata
Kinimakatka
Konnepra
Koonda
Koonik Koonik
Kurnbrunin
Lawloit
Leeor
Lillimur
Little Billy
Lorquon
Lowan
Mahrong
Majorlock
Mamengoroock
Manpy
Manya
Milmed
Minimay
Mirampiram
Mittyan
Mockinya
Moonlight
Moray
Morea
Mortat
Mulcra
Murrawong
Nanowie
Nateyip
Natimuk
Neuarpur
Ngallo
Ni Ni
Nurcoung
Nurrabiel
Nyang
Nypo
Pallarang
Patchewollock
Patchewollock North
Peechember
Perenna
Pigick
Pomponderoo
Propodollah
Purnya
Red Bluff
Spinifex
Tallageira
Tarranginnie
Tooan
Toolondo
Toolongrook
Toonambool
Tullyvea
Turandurey
Tutye
Tyalla
Tyamoonya
Underbool
Wallowa
Walpa
Warraquil
Watchegatcheca
Wathe
Werrap
Willoby
Winiam
Wirrbibial
Woatwoara
Woorak
Woraigworm
Worooa
Wyperfeld
Yaapeet
Yallum
Yanac-A-Yanac
Yanipy
Yarrangook
Yarrock
Yearinga

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Rabbits

Small leghold traps can only be set and used for rabbits, with the approval of the landowner or occupier of the land. They cannot be used or possessed on Crown land.

Leghold traps, both large and small, can only be used in urban areas with the approval of the Minister.

Size of traps that can be used

Trap sizes are based on the jaw spread of the trap. This is the maximum distance between the internal metal surfaces of both jaws, when measured perpendicular to a line drawn through the jaw pivot points when the trap is in the set position (see arrow in Figure 1).

Jaw spread must be:

  • no more than 10 centimetres — small leghold traps which are to be used only for rabbits
  • between 10.1 and 14 centimetres — large leghold traps used for foxes and declared feral cats
  • between 13 and 15.5 centimetres — large leghold traps used for wild dogs.

What features must a leghold trap have?

Diagram indicating jaw spread measurementSerrated steel-jawed leghold traps cannot be used to trap any animal and the sale of them is illegal.

The jaws of leghold traps must be smooth and not serrated. Each jaw of the trap must be padded with commercially manufactured rubber pads designed to be used for the particular brand, size and design of the trap.

The jaw of the trap must be offset so there is a distance of at least 6 millimetres between the metal parts of the jaws when the jaws are closed. There must be a spring in the anchor chain of the trap to act as a shock absorber for the purposes of reducing the chance of injury to the captured limb.

The anchor chain must also have a minimum of 2 swivels, with one located at each end of the anchor chain, so that the trap can twist if the animal struggles to escape. The anchor chain must be attached to the centre of the baseplate of the trap.

The pan tension of the trap must be adjustable so that it can be set at a tension required for the target species to trigger the trap. Correctly setting pan tension can help minimise the chances of capturing non-target species (pets and wildlife).

How often must leghold traps be checked?

Traps must be inspected at least once every 24 hours.

Leghold traps should be checked as regularly as possible, to minimise injury, pain and distress of trapped animals. An animal must not be left alive in a leghold trap for more than 24 hours.

Until 1 December 2024, the Minister may approve a longer period — up to 72 hours— for leghold trapping of wild dogs under the Victorian Wild Dog Program. Any approval applies only for leghold traps set for wild dogs by a person employed or authorised for the purposes of the Victorian government program for managing wild dogs.

Approval has been granted from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2022, for the areas listed in this legal instrument: POCTA Regulation 38(2) Instrument.

The areas are shown in these maps.

Eastern Victoria

Areas in which animals can be left alive in large leghold traps for up to 72 hours if the trap has been set for wild dogs by those employed or authorised by the Victorian government’s Wild Dog Management Program under Regulation 38(2) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019.

Areas in which animals can be left alive in large leghold traps for up to 72hours if the trap has been set for wild dogs by those employed or authorised by the Victorian government’s Wild Dog Management Program - Regulation 38(2) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019

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Acheron
Adjie
Angora
Banyarmbite
Baranduda
Barga
Barwidgee
Beechworth
Beenak
Beethang
Beloka
Bemboka
Bemm
Benambra
Bendock
Berringama
Berrmarr
Bete Bolong North
Bete Bolong South
Betka
Bidwell
Billian
Bindi
Bingo-Munjie
Bingo-Munjie North
Bingo-Munjie South
Binnuc
Birregun
Bogong North
Bolga
Bonang
Bondi
Boola Boola
Boonderoot
Boorgunyah
Boorolite
Boorpuk
Bow-Worrung
Bralak
Bramby
Briagolong
Bright
Brimbonga
Broadlands
Bruarong
Buchan
Buckland
Budgee Budgee
Bulgaback
Bullioh
Bullumwaal
Bundara-Munjie
Bundowra
Bungamero
Bungil
Bungil East
Bungywarr
Bunyip
Buragwonduc
Burrowye
Butgulla
Buxton
Cabanandra
Cambatong
Canabore
Carboor
Carneek
Changue
Chilpin
Cobbannah
Cobon
Cobungra
Colac Colac
Colquhoun
Colquhoun East
Colquhoun North
Combienbar
Cooaggalah
Coolumbooka
Coolungubra
Cooma
Coongulla
Coopracambra
Coornburt
Corryong
Cowa
Crookayan
Cudgewa
Curlip
Dandongadale
Dargo
Deddick
Dederang
Dellicknora
Derndang
Detarka
Doledrook
Dorchap
Dueran
Dueran East
Edi
Eildon
Ellinging
Enano
Ensay
Errinundra
Eucambene
Eumana
Eurandelong
Everton
Flowerdale
Freeburgh
Fumina
Fumina North
Gelantipy East
Gelantipy West
Gembrook
Gibbo
Gillingall
Gillum
Glenaladale
Glendale
Glenmaggie
Glenmore
Glenwatts
Gonzaga
Goolengook
Goongerah
Goulburn
Gracedale
Granton
Granya
Gundowring
Guttamurra
Harrietville
Hinno-Munjie
Howqua
Howqua West
Jamieson
Jemba
Jilwain
Jinderboine
Jindivick
Jingallala
Jinjellic
Jirnkee
Jirrah
Kaerwut
Kalk Kalk
Kancobin
Karawah
Karlo
Keelangie
Kergunyah
Kergunyah North
Kevington
Kianeek
Kinglake
Kirkenong
Koetong
Koola
Koomberar
Kooragan
Koorool
Kosciusko
Kowat
Kuark
Licola
Licola North
Lochiel
Lodge Park
Loomat
Loongelaat
Loyola
Ludrik-Munjie
Maffra
Magdala South
Magorra
Maharatta
Mallacoota
Manango
Maneroo
Maramingo
Marlooh
Marroo
Matlock
Matong
Matong North
Mellick-Munjie
Merrijig
Miowera
Mirimbah
Mitta Mitta
Mohican
Monda
Monomak
Moolpah
Moondarra
Moonip
Moonkan
Moornapa
Moorngag
Morockdong
Mowamba
Moyangul
Moyhu
Mudgeegonga
Mullagong
Mullawye
Mullindolingong
Murmungee
Murramurrangbong
Murrindal East
Murrindal West
Murrindindi
Murrungowar
Myrrhee
Myrtleford
Nangana
Nappa
Nar-Be-Thong
Nar-Nar-Goon
Nariel
Narrang
Narrobuk
Narrobuk North
Nayook
Nayook West
Neerim
Neerim East
Nerran
Newmerella
Niagaroon
Nillahcootie
Nindoo
Ninnie
Noojee
Noojee East
Noonga
Noorinbee
Noorongong
Nowa Nowa
Nowa Nowa South
Nowyeo
Noyong
Numbie-Munjie
Numbruk
Nungal
Nungatta
Nunniong
Nurong
Omeo
Onyim
Orbost
Orbost East
Panbulla
Pinnak
Porepunkah
Purgagoolah
Quag-Munjie
Rothesay
Sargood
Sarsfield
St. Clair
Stanley
Steavenson
Suggan Buggan
Tabbara
Tabberabbera
Taggerty
Talgarno
Tallandoon
Tambo
Tamboon
Tamboritha
Tangambalanga
Tanjil
Tanjil East
Tarkeeth
Tarrawarra North
Tatong
Tatonga
Tawanga
Telbit
Telbit West
Terlite-Munjie
Theddora
Thologolong
Thorkidaan
Thornton
Thowgla
Tildesley East
Tildesley West
Timbarra
Tingaringy
Tintaldra
Tongaro
Tonghi
Tongio-Munjie East
Tongio-Munjie West
Tonimbuk
Tonimbuk East
Toombon
Toombullup
Toombullup North
Toongabbie North
Toonyarak
Toorongo
Torbreck
Towamba
Towong
Tubbut
Tyirra
Wa-De-Lock
Wabba
Wabonga
Wabonga South
Wagra
Walhalla
Walhalla East
Wallaby
Walwa
Wamba
Wandiligong
Wangarabell
Warburton
Warrambat
Wat Wat
Wau Wauka
Wau Wauka West
Waygara
Weeragua
Welumla
Wentworth
Wermatong
Whitfield
Whitfield South
Whorouly
Wibenduck
Windarra
Winteriga
Winyar
Wollonaby
Wongungarra
Wonnangatta
Woodbourne
Woolenook
Woongulmerang East
Woongulmerang West
Woori Yallock
Wooyoot
Worrowing
Wrixon
Wuk Wuk
Wurrin
Wurutwun
Wy-Yung
Wyangil
Wyeeboo
Yabba
Yackandandah
Yalmy
Yambulla
Yangoura
Yarak
Yeerik
Yonduk
Youpella
Yuonga

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Western Victoria

Areas in which animals can be left alive in large leghold traps for up to 72 hours if the trap has been set for wild dogs by those employed or authorised by the Victorian government's Wild Dog Management Program under Regulation 38(2) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986. The full list of included parishes can be found in the POCTA Regulation 38(2) Instrument and detailed to follow.

Areas in which animals can be left alive in large leghold traps for up to 72 hours if the trap has been set for wild dogs by those employed or authorised by the Victorian government's Wild Dog Management Program - Regulation 38(2) of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1986. The full list of included parishes can be found in the  POCTA Regulation 38(2) Instrument and detailed to follow.

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Albacutya
Babatchio
Baring
Baring North
Berontha
Big Desert
Bunurouk
Chinaman Flat
Conga Wonga
Daalko
Dahwedarre
Dattuck
Ginap
Gunamalary
Kurnbrunin
Little Billy
Majorlock
Manpy
Mittyan
Moonlight
Nanowie
Ngallo
Nypo
Patchewollock
Patchewollock North
Perenna
Pigick
Red Bluff
Tullyvea
Tyamoonya
Wallowa
Warraquil
Wathe
Werrap
Willoby
Wirrbibial
Worooa
Wyperfeld
Yaapeet
Yallum

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Conditions of releasing or disposing of trapped animals

It is recommended that removal of animals is done by a person experienced in handling the target species or under the supervision of such a person.

Animals that are declared pests, as defined in the CALP Act, must be humanely destroyed as soon as reasonably possible. This includes:

  • wild dogs
  • foxes
  • rabbits
  • hares
  • feral pigs
  • feral goats.

To humanely destroy means causing the death of an animal by a means that results in immediate loss of consciousness and then death without recovering consciousness.

Non-target animals

Any other animals, inadvertently caught in a trap, must be treated according to the relevant requirements listed.

Injured animals

Any non-target animals inadvertently caught in a trap must be taken to a vet for treatment as soon as possible if injured, or if severely injured, may be humanely destroyed.

Uninjured animal

If a dog or cat, other than a wild dog or declared feral cat, is trapped it must be either:

  • taken to the local council
  • in an unincorporated area — treated in accordance with an approved process or taken to a neighbouring local council, or an animal shelter, where there is an agreement in place to manage the animals

If it is another species normally kept in captivity, but not wildlife, it must be taken to an animal shelter or other appropriate animal care facility as soon as reasonably possible.

Uninjured wildlife should be released promptly in accordance with the Wildlife Act 1975.

Wild animals, which are not normally kept domestically and are not considered wildlife (an Indian myna or non-native rat) must be released at the point of capture or humanely destroyed.

Penalties for illegal sale, setting or use of leghold traps

If prosecuted, the maximum penalties for illegal sale, setting or use of traps include fines of up to:

  • natural person — 240 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years
  • body corporate — up to 1,200 penalty units

Traps not permitted to be set or used can only be sold to museums or collectors. Sellers of traps are responsible for ensuring they are only selling such traps for collection purposes.

Further information

Leghold traps are regulated under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations 2019 which can be accessed at Victorian legislation.

For more information about leghold traps and Ministerial approvals call the customer service centre on 136 186 or email animal.welfare@agriculture.vic.gov.au

Page last updated: 02 Sep 2021