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

  • There are two toxins available for controlling pest rabbits in Western Australia: 1080 and pindone.

  • 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

  • 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.

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

  • Landholders planning to grow broadacre, horticulture or tree crops or to preserve native vegetation need to control rabbits first. This article provides information about options for rabbit control

  • This article provides information on control options for rabbits in urban and semi-urban areas in Western Australia.

  • 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 web page is part of the Bait and poison directory for vertebrate pests in Western Australia.

  • 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

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