Feral foxes

Controlling foxes on your property

Landholders are responsible for the satisfactory control of foxes on their properties under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 .

Control methods

Fox control methods include:

  • shooting
  • coordinated baiting
  • Canid Pest Ejector
  • den fumigation.

Detailed fox control techniques are available on the:

Baiting with 1080 and PAPP

Landholders and managers can control wild dogs on their property using:

  • 1080 baits
  • 1080 capsules for Canid Pest Ejectors
  • FOXECUTE PAPP (para-aminopropiophenone) baits.

Contact your regional NRM board for information on how to get, store and use 1080 or PAPP baits on your property.

Landholders and managers are reminded that they will have to sign an Approval to Possess 1080 and PAPP Bait form when they collect baits from their local NRM officer. If they can't collect baits in person, they must nominate a collecting agent and fill out an 'Approval for Nominated Agent to Collect form (PDF 101.0 KB). The agent must bring this completed form with them to collect the baits.

Notifying neighbours before using poison baits

You must notify all neighbours before using any poison baits on a property.

A neighbour notification letter template is available for:

All notifications must be recorded on a Neighbour notification record sheet (PDF 370.0 KB or DOCX 22.9 KB) and kept for 2 years.

Using 1080 and PAPP safely

When using 1080 baits always read the Material Safety Data Sheets and follow the directions for use:


Fox control advice

Natural Resources website (Department for Environment, Water and Natural Resources)

Page Last Reviewed: 04 Apr 2019
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