Baits & poisons

The use of 1080 and strychnine is restricted by law.

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.

Before using 1080 or strychnine you need to complete appropriate training, apply for and obtain the appropriate permit(s) to purchase these chemicals.

Permit application forms can be found on this page.

If you need advice about chemical permits please refer to the material provided on our website.

Please note: due to Christmas closure all permit application processes will not be available from 14 December 2017 to 2 January 2018.

Articles

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

  • Strychnine is a highly poisonous substance that can only be used for control of pest emus and wild dogs.