The feral pig is one of the most widespread and damaging pest animals in Queensland. Feral pigs in Australia are descendants of various subspecies of the domestic pig. Accidental and deliberate releases of domestic and semi-feral pigs, and subsequent breeding have resulted in a large feral pig population.
You can participate in a national mapping project by reporting feral pig populations.
The feral pig is a declared Class 2 pest animal under Queensland legislation. It is the responsibility of landholders to control feral pigs on their land.
Shooting and the use of dogs
- Contact the Customer Service Centre
- Feral pigs in Queensland fact sheet (PDF, 2.3MB)
- Feral pig manual (PDF, 1.0MB)
- Sodium fluroacetate (1080) fact sheet (PDF, 118.0KB)
- Feral Pig Management Strategy (PDF, 249.4KB)
- Control methods
- Feral pig risk assessment (PDF, 151.0KB)
- Feral pig guideline (PDF, 45.7KB)
- Feral pig research projects
- Model code of practice for welfare of animals: feral animal control (CSIRO Publishing)
- Humane pest animal control: Code of Practice and Standard Operating Procedures
- Frequently asked questions about feral pigs
- Trapping policy (PDF, 242.6KB)
- PestSmart YouTube videos for pest management (CRC)
- Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre