WallabyWallabies have the potential to significantly impact on the Otago economy and local biodiversity values. They compete with livestock for pasture and damage crops. Wallabies stop native bush regeneration and harm young trees.

We need your help to get rid of this pest. Report any wallaby kills or sightings on the form at the bottom of this page.

There is currently no known breeding population of wallabies in Otago, however we know they are spreading into our region.

Naseby wallaby operation

Start Date: 5th December 2018

End Date: 5th December 2019

Otago Regional Council will be carrying out a wallaby poison operation in the Maniototo area along the Hawkdun Range between Falls Dam and Timber Creek, the area includes private land and parts of the Oteake Conservation area. All baits will be hand laid in targeted locations using striker baits containing potassium cyanide (Feratox).
Warning signs will be erected at all public access points to the treated area.

To ensure your own safety:

DO NOT enter this area without permission.
DO NOT handle or remove carcasses, or baits.
DO NOT allow children to wander unsupervised in this area.
DO NOT allow dogs or pets to scavenge in this area.

Signs will remain in place until the area is safe. Please treat the area with caution until then.

Click here to see a map of the 2018 Naseby wallaby operation.


Wallaby Sightings

This map shows all of the areas in Otago where wallabies have been spotted.

Wallaby control

The Otago Pest Plan requires land occupiers in Otago to destroy wallabies on their land.

You must also notify us within two days of seeing wallabies or signs of wallabies. This is so we can investigate the wider area and implement control measures as required.

Find out more about wallaby control in our guidebook.

Wallaby Guidebook.


Wallaby sighting form

Please fill in the form below to report any wallaby kills or sightings.

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