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Seasonal dingo safety information

This alert applies to the following parks:

Give dingoes space, K'gari is their place. An increase in dingo-human interactions is expected during the summer holiday season. This is a particularly important time for juvenile dingoes to test their strength, learn essential survival skills and to avoid habituation towards people. Juveniles will quickly learn bad habits such as stealing food around camp sites instead of learning natural hunting skills.

Summer means:

  • juvenile dingoes are learning pack rules through play and showing agressive behaviour to gain dominance
  • young dingoes will try to dominate people, especially children.

Visitors, tour operators and residents are advised to follow dingo safety advice provided, remain vigilant with dingo safety and avoid interaction with dingoes at all times.

Let young dingoes grow up wild—not reliant on handouts. Do not feed dingoes or leave food available. Please save the dingoes from relying on people for food (habituation).

Be dingo-safe! Visit Be dingo-safe on Fraser Island.

  • Never feed dingoes.
  • Always stay within arm’s reach of children, even small teenagers.
  • Walk in groups.
  • Do not run. Running or jogging can trigger a negative dingo interaction.
  • Camp in fenced areas when possible.
  • Lock up food stores and iceboxes (even on a boat).
  • Never store food or food containers in tents.
  • Secure all rubbish, fish and bait.

Report dingo encounters

Email , tell the nearest QPWS ranger, or phone (07) 4127 9150. Mobile phone charges may apply. Take note of location, vehicle registration, dingo ear tag colour, number and which ear.

For further information about dingoes on Fraser Island please visit Fraser Island dingoes.

Last updated
30 November 2016