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

  • Permits are required for landholders to possess and use registered 1080 or strychnine products for vertebrate animal control on leasehold or freehold land.

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • This article contains the booklet 'landholder information for the safe use and management of strychnine for emu control' and provides a general summary of a landho