The fox and wild dog bounty

General information

Foxes and wild dogs are 'declared' established pest animals in Victoria. They cannot be eradicated from the state and require ongoing management by all public and private landowners.

Effective fox and wild dog management requires an integrated approach utilising all suitable management practices including:

  • poison baiting
  • trapping
  • exclusion fencing
  • fumigation
  • appropriate animal husbandry.

Hunting can play an important role in supporting an integrated management approach.

Bounty awards

At each of the collection centres there will be forms available for applicants to use when submitting an acceptable body part. Collection staff will assist applicants to complete the form.

How to claim GST on a reward

An applicant must supply their Australian Business Number (ABN) on the application form to have the GST applied to a reward. Application forms will be available at collection centres.

Legally hunting

All legislation regarding the hunting of foxes and wild dogs must be observed.

Hunting of foxes and wild dogs is prohibited in some areas of public land such as National Parks.

Persons wishing to hunt on land that is not their own must receive permission from the landowner at all times. It is illegal to shoot across or onto neighbouring properties and over roads and roadsides.

Persons wishing to hunt on public land are reminded that access to burnt areas on public land may be restricted due to safety considerations.

Page last updated: 14 Feb 2022