Wild dog bounty


Wild Dogs (dingoes, feral Dogs and genetic crosses) are an identified pest animal to the grazing industry within Isaac region and classified as restricted matter under the Biosecurity Act 2014, making it illegal to transport, feed, give away, sell, or release them into the wild without a permit.  

Dingoes are predominantly ginger, red, or sandy-yellow in pelt color; however, they can also vary in colors from white to tan and even solid black. Tails are usually white tipped; paws are white and are naturally lean with pricked ears. Dingoes have stronger skulls than domestic dogs and bigger teeth. Weight is usually up to 25kg, and adults can reach 60cm in height depending on their geographic location.   

For more information on dingoes visit Department of Environment and Science, Queensland.   

Feral Dogs began as domesticated animals and are no longer reliant on humans for their survival. These dogs and stray domestic dogs are responsible for cross breeding with dingoes to produce genetic crosses that affect the purity of the dingo genetics and result in behaviours and characteristics not normally associated with dingoes. 

Isaac Regional Council provides a Wild Dog Bounty service to ensure integrated pest management and limit the dependency on 1080 baiting. Dingoes are protected in national parks and considered native wildlife under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.   

Wild Dog scalp acceptance

Isaac regional council offers eligible applicants $30.00 per scalp; male, female, and pup scalps will receive the same payment rate. 

Dingo scalps bounty claims are only accepted at the Isaac Regional Council Clermont Depot at 25 Wattle Hill Road, Clermont on the second Tuesday of each month from 11am to 1pm. All dingo scalps must adhere to the appropriate presentation and preparation guidelines, failure to do so may result in refusal of claim.   

Appropriate scalp presentation and preparation 

For dingo scalps to be received and accepted by Isaac Regional Council staff, below mentioned guidelines must be followed by the eligible landholders and claimants:  

1. Scalps are to consist of a single piece of skin and fur running from the snout, incorporating the ears, and running from the head, along the animal’s back and including the tail.  

2. All scalps should be cleaned, dried, and salted prior to submission.  

3. Scalps are not to be frozen upon submission (frozen scalps must be defrosted prior to submission).  

4. Scalps are not to be in more than one piece or fresh – no biological fluids are to be present.  

5. Animals killed by 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) or strychnine baiting will not be accepted due to human health concerns.  

6. No putrefying materials will be accepted.  

How do I participate? 

All landholders and claimants are required to submit the following forms for the collection and submission of dingo scalps within the Isaac region.  

Form 1 - Authorization of Removal of Scalps 

The Authorization of Removal of Dingo Scalps form(PDF, 61KB) must be completed by both the Landowner and Claimant; the claim form is designed to collect all relevant information regarding the removal of scalps and parties involved.  Claimants must ensure that all relevant details are completed and accurate prior to submitting the form and dingo scalps to the Authorized Acceptance office. Claim forms with incorrect or incomplete details will not be accepted. 

Form 2 - Claim for Bonus Payment Forms 

Claim for Bonus Payment Forms are supplied and completed by the Authorized officer of the Acceptance Office, a Claimant copy will be supplied on completion of acceptable claims. The unauthorized claim for Bonus payment forms will not be accepted by Isaac Regional Council, all forms must be completed by an Authorized officer. 

Frequently asked questions

For further information regarding the dingo bounty please see: IRC Bounty service FAQs.(PDF, 804KB)   

For more information - Please contact your local Land Protection Officer on 1300 ISAACS (1300 472 227).