Fox Eradication Program

The Integrity Commission has released its report in relation to the Department’s former Fox Free Taskforce (FFT) and Fox Eradication Program (FEP). The full report is available from the Integrity Commission​.

The Department currently is reviewing information on this website​ in light of the Integrity Commission's findings. Information relating to specific evidence events or matters on this website should be read in conjunction with the Commission's report.

Note: Pages relating to the FFT and FEP will be archived during 2018 as these programs have concluded.

The Fox Eradication Program was an integrated eradication effort initiated by the Tasmanian Government in response to evidence of fox activity in Tasmania. The program started in 2006 and was unique in attempting to eradicate foxes before recognised establishment had occurred and fox impacts were highly visible. The Fox Eradication Program was completed in 2014.

Not wanted! Foxes are recognised as a real and serious threat to Tasmania's unique wildlife, agriculture and economy. It is important that the Tasmanian community remain alert and report all fox sightings or any possible evidence of fox activity to the Invasive Species Hotline on 1300 369 688.

The following pages provide information about foxes, their likely impacts in Tasmania and the completed fox eradication effort.

In this Topic

  • Fox Evidence Update
    Overview of physical items that have indicated fox acitivity in Tasmania.
  • Fox Profile
    Foxes are efficient and extremely adaptable predators. Our resources will assist you in identifying foxes and outline the threats foxes pose to Tasmania.
  • Importing Foxes
    Restrictions apply to the importation of foxes and fox products into Tasmania. It is prohibited to bring live foxes into Tasmania.


Invasive Species Enquiries
Invasive Species Branch
Phone: 03 6165 3777