1080 Poison Risk Sign
1080 Poison Risk Sign

Baiting information

  • Poison baiting operations extend from Karratha in the north, through forests of the south-west to areas east of Esperance.
  • These baits are poisonous to humans and will kill domestic cats and dogs. Do not take your pets into areas baited with 1080.
  • Baiting occurs on a regular and ongoing basis and baited areas must be considered dangerous for pet cats and dogs at all times.
  • The baits are extremely attractive to dogs. Adjacent landowners should be vigilant in keeping their dogs from roaming into neighbouring baited areas.
  • All baited areas are signposted with 1080 POISON RISK signage (see image above).
  • If your pet eats a bait, take them to a vet immediately. See this first aid guide for other useful information.

Why we carry out baiting

  • Introduced predators such as foxes and feral cats, along with loss of habitat, are key factors in the decline of native wildlife.
  • Through the Western Shield program, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is actively reducing the impact of foxes and feral cats on WA’s native animals, particularly threatened species.
  • The primary tool used to manage these introduced predators is landscape scale 1080 baiting, which covers approximately 3.8 million hectares of DBCA-managed and adjoining lands across Western Australia.
  • The program has led to substantial and sustained population increases for many native mammal species and a broad range of other species including reptiles and ground nesting birds.

Wildcare Helpline

If you've found injured wildlife, call the Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055.

Find a vet

Is your pet sick? Search for a veterinarian near your location (via Google).

Pets in Parks

Visit Explore Parks to learn more about bringing your pet to a park.
Page reviewed 05 Aug 2022