Dingo (Wongari) Seasonal Information - Summer Season

Category:
Other
Applies:
1 December 2020 to 4 March 2021
Published:
20 October 2020 9:44am
Updated:
7 January 2021 10:33am
ID:
20361

This alert applies to the following parks:

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.

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.

 

Summer means:

  • Juvenile dingoes are learning pack rules through play and showing aggressive behaviour to gain dominance.
  • Young dingoes may try to dominate people, especially children.

 

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.

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