Publications and Other Resources

‚ÄčThe Invasive Species Branch produces a range of publications about invasive species management and issues.

Species profiles

European red fox:

  Identifying Foxes   (272Kb)

  Enemy of the State   (282Kb)

  What is on the menu?   (427Kb)

 Indian myna:

  Indian myna factsheet   (297Kb)

Rainbow lorikeet:
  Rainbow lorikeet factsheet   (488Kb)

Program information

Fox Eradication Program:

  Physical Evidence of Fox Activity (Table)   (90Kb)

  Predator Scat Survey 2014   (420Kb)


Cat Management Act 2009:

  Cat Ownership in Tasmania - Fact Sheet   (288Kb)

  Feral Cats in Tasmania - Fact Sheet   (288Kb)


Program reviews and reports

Program review and ongoing evaluation is an important component of the project management framework that is used by the Invasive Species Branch to ensure that best practice is maintained in invasive species management in Tasmania.

Fox Eradication Program

As part of program governance, the Fox Eradication Program underwent regular independent review to evaluate progress towards objectives and inform future planning.

  Fox Eradication Program Independent Review (2013)   (547Kb)

  Review of the Program to Eradicate Foxes from Tasmania, August 2009   (2Mb)

  Foxes in Tasmania: A Report on an Incursion by an Invasive Species, June 2006   (913Kb)

  Fox Import Risk Analysis   (800Kb)

Other resources

Fox Spot!
How good are you at spotting foxes? How well do you know Tasmania's native animals? Use your spotlight in this multimedia game to find foxes and other invasive species that threaten Tasmania's unique wildlife.

Spot the Fox game    (Attachment: 2.68 MB)

Feral Deck

Profiles invasive species that are a threat to Tasmania's environment and economy. The Feral Deck was produced by the Threatened Species Network, a community-based collaboration between the Australian Government and WWF-Australia

  Feral Deck   (3Mb)

Relevant legislation

Vermin Control Act 2000
Lists animals that are declared vermin in Tasmania and outlines landowner responsibilities for their control.

Nature Conservation Act 2002 and Wildlife (General) Regulations 2010
Outlines the requirements for taking, using or keeping certain species and the import of exotic species.

Weed Management Act 1999
Provides the authority to declare specific plants as weeds and create Statutory Weed Management Plans that outline land manager responsibilities.

Animal Health Act 1995
Prohibits the import of specific biological material, such as 'green' or untanned fox skins and fox scats, without the approval of the Chief Veterinary Officer.

Cat Management Act 2009
Outlines the requirements for cat owners in Tasmania and provides authority for the control of cats in specific circumstances.
Please note that Section 24 of the Act has not been commenced, see Proclamation under the Cat Management Act 2009

Plant Quarantine Act 1997
Provides the authority to declare certain plant pests and diseases, and prevent the keeping of those plant pests and diseases.

Seeds Act 1985
Provides the authority to regulate the production, supply and sale of seeds, and the declaration of prohibited seeds.

Import guidelines

Risk assessments

The following risk assessments are relevant to the work of the Invasive Species Branch:


  Agile Wallaby (Agilis macropus)   (1Mb)

  Ferret (Mustela putorius)   (444Kb)


  Risk Assessment of the Import of Birds into Tasmania   (391Kb)

  Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)   (607Kb)

For other species that have been risk assessed by DPIPWE, visit Species Risk Assessments

Relevant links

Links to useful information about invasive species management.

Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre: The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre is Australia's largest integrated invasive animal research program.

PestSmart Toolkit: The PestSmart Toolkit provides information and guidance on best-practice invasive animal management.

PestSmart on YouTube: The PestSmart YouTube channel contains clips of practical instructions on a range of pest animal control methods, new products and monitoring techniques.

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