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.


  • The following information provides details on the characteristics of sodium fluoroacetate (1080) and its use in Western Australia

  • Under the BAM Act, landholders - landowners and occupiers - are responsible for the control of foxes, wild dogs, feral pigs, rabbits and emus on their properties.

  • The Bait and poison directory for vertebrate pests in Western Australia provides a starting point for landholders, pastoralists, retailers, manufacturers and/or wholesalers who want to supply or us

  • This article contains the booklet '1080 landholder information' and provides a general summary of a landholder’s obligations under the code of practice for the saf

  • Most bait products registered for use on wild dogs in Western Australia use sodium fluoroacetate (1080) as their active ingredient. Landholders have certain obligations under the code of practice f

  • This web page is part of the bait and poison directory for vertebrate pests in Western Australia (WA).

  • This article gives instructions for using poison baits and outlines other ways of maximising the number of baits taken by foxes.

  • Canid Pest Ejectors (CPEs) are a newly approved method of deploying 1080 to wild canids (foxes and wild dogs) in Western Australia. 

  • This page provides instructions on how to lay rabbit baits when using a towed disc drive.

  • This article contains best practice information for Approved Pastoralists, Licenced Pest Management Technicians and Authorised Officers when making 1080 dried meat baits for the control of wild dog