Controlling wild dogs and pest animals with 1080 poison
Wild dog attacks on livestock, especially at calving time, have significant economic and animal welfare impacts on the pastoral industry in the Northern Territory (NT).
The use of 1080, a Schedule 7 poison, is an established practice for controlling wild dogs to mitigate their impacts on livestock. Read more about poisons and restricted chemical products.
If you are a property owner or manager, you need to apply for a 1080 Pest Animal Management Authorisation including the Permit to Take Protected Wildlife (1080 PAMA and Permit).
Baits are allocated annually for each property and specified on the permit. The permit details the number of wet and dry baits and the volume of 1080 concentrate that can be purchased.
To prepare wet meat baits with 1080 as part of a wild dog control program, you must follow the below steps.
Step 1. Fill in the application.
Step 2. Provide supporting documents.
You need to include all of the below with your application:
- a current AusChem, ChemCert or SMARTtrain level 3 accreditation (certificate or card) or equivalent qualification
- a statement of attainment or a memorandum of grades for the training unit AHCPMG309 (formerly AHCVPT 302A) – Apply pest animal control techniques
- a statement of completion of the 1080 bait injection training course delivered by Charles Darwin University
- a personalised Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that will be your working procedure to prepare wet meat baits.
You can download an example SOP to see what one looks like, and download a SOP template.
Read the training provider list for more about training requirements and contacts:
If you are a PAMA and permit holder you must keep records in an auditable, approved format such as the property 1080 baiting record book .
Your records must be provided to an appointed chemical adviser on request. Records include details of people who are trained and authorised to collect, lay and prepare baits as well as the notification, storage and usage of 1080 on the authorised property.
If you need to reduce problems caused by feral pigs, foxes or rabbits, you may be able to get a 1080 Pest Animal Management Authorisation (1080 PAMA) – Other Pest Animals. To apply, contact Chemical Services.
To apply for a pest management animal authorisation (PAMA) and permit, you must follow the below steps.
Step 2. Fill in the application.
Step 3. Follow the instructions on the form on how to submit and pay for your application.
The fee is $400 for a five year PAMA and permit.
You must follow the directions for use for 1080 for wild dog control.
You are also responsible for providing a suitable workplace induction on the safe use and handling of 1080 products for all people who will distribute the bait.
Last updated: 04 February 2020
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