WA Wild Dog Action Plan: Research and Development Fund

Page last updated: Friday, 2 November 2018 - 11:30am

Applications to the WA Wild Dog Action Plan Research and Development (WDAP R&D) Fund are now open. Eligible organisations are encouraged to apply for funding for R&D projects to improve wild dog management and control in Western Australia.  

The WA Wild Dog Action Plan Research and Development (WDAP R&D) Fund provides investment to investigate and develop alternative approaches to wild dog management and control for improved livestock production in Western Australia.

Interested research, not-for-profit and other organisations, community, industry and producer groups, and education institutions are encouraged to apply. Individuals are not eligible. Up to $400 000 is available under the WA Wild Dog Action Plan from early 2019 through to March 2021. Individual projects can apply for up to $150 000. Government agencies may partner in support of an application.

The proposed R&D projects must contribute toward innovative solutions through investigating and developing alternative approaches to wild dog management and control. This includes research into and/or the development or improvement of innovative tools or technologies that will improve the detection, reporting, control and management of impacts of wild dogs, including improving the humaneness of control methods.

Proposed projects that work in partnership with Recognised Biosecurity Groups, and assist in building landholder capacity to manage wild dogs will be considered favourably. Projects in which the total co-contributions (cash and in-kind) match or exceed the grant application amount will also be viewed favourably.

Applications from suitable applicants, which follow the WDAP R&D Fund guidelines, will be accepted via Smarty Grants from 18 October 2018 until 12 midnight (AWST) on 30 November 2018.

Announcement of successful candidates by the Minister for Agriculture and Food, the Hon. Alannah MacTiernan is expected in early 2019.