Dingo (Wongari) Seasonal Information - Breeding Season

Category:
Other
Applies:
1 March to 4 June 2021
Published:
20 October 2020 9:44am
Updated:
1 March 2021 3:03pm
ID:
20361

This alert applies to the following parks:

The likelihood of negative dingo-human interactions is greatest during dingo mating season, particularly during the Easter school holiday period when there are a high number of visitors on Fraser Island.

Visitors, tour operators and residents are advised to be dingo-safe! on K’gari. It is recommended that families with young children camp in fenced QPWS camping areas at Lake Boomanjin, Central Station, Dundubara and Waddy Point, or at fenced private camping areas at Dilli Village or Cathedral Beach.

 

Dingo mating season means:

  • Increased dingo activity and a higher chance of dingo-human interaction.
  • Dominance testing behaviour—often misinterpreted as ‘playing’.
  • Unpredictable behaviour.
  • More howling at night.
  • Last year’s pups being forced to find new territory to avoid more dominant dingoes, and to find their own food.

 

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 and carry a stick.
  • 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.
  • No food to lakeshores.

 

Report dingo encounters – email dingo.ranger@des.qld.gov.au, 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 visit About Fraser Island dingoes.

Please visit this park's page on the department's website for more park safety information.

More information

Emergency services

In an emergency situation, call 000.

Fires

For the latest information on fires in your area please contact QFES.

Queensland Traffic

Weather

Camping