- Report observations of injured wombats or wombats with mange to DPIPWE;
- Drive carefully in “wombat country” to reduce the number of wombats killed or injured by cars;
- Use non-lethal methods to manage wombats on agricultural land, including “wombat gates” to allow their passage through fences, while excluding wallabies from grazing on pastures and crops; and
- Prevent dogs from roaming in areas where wombats occur.
If you would like information material about mange to display and hand out we have the following resources available:
Wombat Mange A3 Poster (208Kb)
Wombat Mange Information Sheet (262Kb)
Treating mange-affected wombats
If you would like to treat a mange-affected wombat in your area, please contact DPIPWE for advice before commencing treatment.
DPIPWE staff can then assess:
- Whether the wombat you want to treat has mange or not - providing images of the wombat is very helpful to assess this;
- An appropriate treatment method;
- What permits will be required and how to obtain permits (treatment using Cydectin requires a permit from the APVMA);
- How to contact experienced carers.
If you have experience in treating wombats for mange and wish to apply for a permit to use the pole and scoop method, please download the following application form:
using sulphur compounds, including lime sulphur and yellow powdered sulphur, are not considered suitable as a treatment for mange in wombats. Veterinary advice on why topical application of Cydectin is the recommended treatment is detailed on the Frequently Asked Questions page.
Reimbursement of mange treatment costs
Community groups or individuals actively involved in caring for wombats affected by mange may be eligible for the reimbursement of costs associated with the treatment of mange (up to a total of $3,000).
Reimbursements will be considered for eligible recipients for costs incurred from 13 March 2017.
Applicants are required to retain their receipts for a period of two years.
To be considered eligible for any reimbursement of costs applicants will need to have obtained the appropriate permits including:
- Mange Management Incorporated APVMA sub-permit; and
- Nature Conservation Act permit/s to take and or possess wombats.
Other information sources