Wallaby Fencing

Fencing is one of the most cost effective ways for controlling wallabies and pademelons entering a property. However, wallaby-proof fences involve a change of thinking in fencing technique, mostly because wallabies and wombats are so good at going under them.

​The first step in effectively controlling native species is to identify the species you are dealing with. Our Browsing Wildlife Species has useful information:

The next step is understanding when you have a problem, and making a plan to combat browsing losses:

  Losing Too Much to Wallabies and Brushtail Possums?   (920Kb)

  Monitoring and Measuring Pasture Losses to Wildlife   (1Mb)

  Measuring Pasture Losses to Browsing Animals   (411Kb)

  Costing Control Options Worksheet - Fencing   (36Kb)​

​Wallaby-proof fences involve a change of thinking in fencing technique, mostly because wallabies and wombats are so good at going under them.


Photos of farmer's experiences with ​wallaby fencing​

​The topics below demonstrate key principles of wallaby fencing showing photos of farmer's experiences:​
  • fences that work well
  • weaknesses that can happen in wallaby proof fences ​​

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Contact

Game Services Tasmania
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 1300 292 292
Email: gameservicestas@dpipwe.tas.gov.au