Funds raised by the Declared Pest Rate (DPR) and the state government co-contribution will support the commercial, environmental and social values of the Ravensthorpe community through:

  • Improved animal welfare by preventing wild dog attacks on livestock and native animals
  • Add to land values by improving the viability of current and new livestock enterprises
  • Strengthen economic return when selling or leasing land suitable for the running of livestock
  • Safety of locals and tourists walking, sightseeing and horse riding in bushland areas
  • Reduce fox numbers by uptake of baits via wild dog baiting programs
  • Impact on fox and rabbit numbers from coordination of annual shoot and release of RHDV1K5 rabbit virus
  • Provision of equipment to trap pests impacting on urban areas
  • Support endangered species conservation, e.g. numbats and malleefowl
  • Prevent the establishment of a wild dog populations within national parks, reserves and urban residential areas

As part of the required reporting process, Southern Biosecurity Group prepares and submits an Annual Report and audited financial statement to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) by October 31st each year. Copies of the annual report are available on this website and on the DPIRD website.

A copy of the 2021/22 DPIRD approved Operational Plan can be found here.

More Information:

Getting in contact with your local RBG on operational matters: Southern Biosecurity Group, Executive Officer, Email: or Mobile: 0484 932 447

About the Declared Pest Rate, funding of Recognised Biosecurity Groups and reasons for implementing a Declared Pest Rate contact the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) on 1300 374 731 (Choose Option 9). 

About paying the Declared Pest Rate or notifying a change of address contact RevenueWA Enquiries (8.30am - 4.30pm) Monday to Friday. Phone 08 9262 1199 or WA country callers 1300 368 364. Postal address: GPO Box T1600 Perth WA 6845.  Internet: