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Dingo safety

This alert applies to the following parks:

Fraser Island, Great Sandy National Park, June to August

Following the autumn mating season, many female dingoes will be pregnant. Gestation takes about 63 days and litters of 1–10 pups (normally 4–6) are born and cared for (whelped) during the winter months.

Once new born pups arrive, their mothers may be aggressive. They need to find food for themselves and their pups. Remember Give dingoes space, K’gari is their place!

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. Every time a dingo receives food from people it’s chance of survival is reduced.

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. Photos are valued, send them with your report.

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

A comprehensive list of park alerts is also available.

Last updated
31 May 2018