The National Feral Pig Action Plan

Feral pigs are a major pest that continue to pose a significant threat to Australia’s $60 billion agricultural industry, destroying crops and pastures, spreading weeds and disease, and preying on livestock. Feral pigs also cause serious damage to the natural environment.

The Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, together with the agriculture sector, environmental bodies and local communities, are committed to reducing the impacts of feral pigs in Australia.

In December 2019, the Australian Government provided $1.4 million over 3.5 years to Australian Pork Limited (APL) to establish a National Feral Pig Management Coordinator to facilitate the delivery of feral pig management approaches on a national, regional and local scale, undertake stakeholder engagement, drive effective investment and raise awareness of feral pig issues. This work will help to ensure that the most effective feral pig control methods are understood and used, strengthening the on-ground work carried out by state and territory governments and landholders.

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