Kangaroo management in Western Australia
Management plan, quotas and annual reports for kangaroo management in WA.
The Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Kangaroos in Western Australia 2019–2023 provides for the commercial harvest of red and western grey kangaroos. This is done in accordance with the principles of ecologically sustainable development.
It has been declared as an Approved wildlife trade management plan by the Commonwealth Minister for the Environment and applies from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2023.
- The management plan relates only to the commercial harvest of red (Macropus rufus) and western grey (M. fuliginosus) kangaroos in Western Australia.
- There is no current management plan that allows commercial harvesting of the euro (M. robustus). However, in certain circumstances and subject to certain restrictions, euros may be culled for non-commercial purposes on farmland or leasehold land used for grazing when they are causing damage to primary production (refer to the Managed fauna section of the Fauna licences page for more information).
A draft Management Plan for the Commercial Harvest of Kangaroos in Western Australia has been prepared for the period of 2024-2028 for the purposes of a Wildlife Trade Management Plan under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. As part of their assessment, the Commonwealth Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water (DCCEEW) is seeking public comment on the draft plan until Friday 8 September 2023. Please visit the DCCEEW website to view the draft plan and provide comment.
- Commonwealth Wildlife Trade Management Plans
- Background paper on the commercial harvesting of kangaroos in Australia
- Kangaroo management in New South Wales
- Kangaroo management in Queensland
- Kangaroo management in South Australia
- Australasian Wildlife Management Society Position on the Commercial Harvesting of Macropods