1080 (also known as sodium fluroacetate) is a highly poisonous substance that is used to control agricultural and environmental pest animals such as rabbits, foxes, wild dogs and feral pigs. Its use is restricted by law.
1080 was introduced to Australian rabbit control programs in the early 1950s.
The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia provides information on the use of restricted chemical products, relevant training, conducts property risk assessments and issues permits for use.
To obtain a permit to use 1080 you must demonstrate to your Biosecurity Officer that you understand and can carry out your responsibilities safely and your proposed use does not place non target species at risk.
If you need advice about 1080 please refer to the material provided on our website.