Managing Wildlife Browsing and Grazing Losses

Damage by wildlife can result in significant costs to Tasmania's primary producers. The Department assists land managers to develop and implement effective integrated damage control strategies.

In this Topic

  • Browsing Animal Management Program
    Assistance is available to landowners to manage the damage and losses caused by wallabies and possums.
  • Managing Browsing Wildlife - Toolkit
    Achieve a successful wildlife management strategy through a proven planning framework and effectively implemented control options.
  • Crop Protection Permits
    A landholder is required to hold a crop protection permit to shoot, poison or trap (then shoot) wildlife causing damage to pasture and crops. A combined permit is issued for wallaby (Bennett’s and Tasmanian Pademelon) and brushtail possum. Individual permits are issued for other species.
  • Property-Based Wildlife Management Plans
    Property-specific documents outline how game species will be managed on properties.
  • Tasmanian Wildlife Surveys
    Wildlife monitoring is an integral part of wildlife management and conservation that informs managers of the success or otherwise of their programs.
  • Using 1080 Poison as a Last Resort to Control Wallabies and Possums
    When properly managed, 1080 poison can be used as a limited tool for the initial knock-down to get back on top of browser numbers before constructing wallaby proof fencing and using ongoing alternate wildlife management tools.


Browsing Animal Management Officer
Jonathan Knox
165 Westbury Road
Phone: 0417 754 590
Fax: 6777 5154

Senior Wildlife Management Officer
Robbie Gaffney
134 Macquarie Street
Phone: 0418 370 598