State Barrier Fence

The State Barrier Fence plays an important role in minimising the impact of invasive species, such as wild dogs and emus and protecting the State’s agricultural industries. The 1170km 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.

Wild dogs pose a significant threat to agricultural industries. From 2010, $13.82 million has been allocated from the State Government’s Royalties for Regions funds to upgrade and extend the fence and support the employment of another eight doggers. 

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia is responsible for managing the maintenance and construction of the State Barrier Fence.