State Barrier Fence

Western Australia's State Barrier Fence plays an important role in preventing animal pests such as wild dogs from moving into the State's agricultural areas from pastoral areas in the north and east.

The State Barrier Fence is a major program within the Western Australian Wild Dog Action Plan. At 1206km in length, the State Barrier Fence extends from the Zuytdorp cliffs north of Kalbarri (in the State’s north) through to Jerdacuttup, east of Ravensthorpe (in the State’s south).

The Esperance Extension will extend the State Barrier Fence eastwards from the current termination point near Ravensthorpe, extending north around Salmon Gums and terminating east of Esperance near Cape Arid National Park.

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is responsible for managing the maintenance and construction of the State Barrier Fence.

Access and travel within the State Barrier Fence reserve is restricted to permit holders only. Unauthorised vehicles could be fined up to $10,000.  

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