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We have been experiencing an increase in the number of rabbits being reported across the region. In all instances property owners are required to make a reasonable effort to remove rabbits from their property, however the process for reporting rabbits differs depending on whether or not a property lies inside or outside of the area administered by the Darling Down-Moreton Rabbit Board.
The Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board maintains 555 km of rabbit-proof fence, which runs from Mt Gipps (near Rathdowney) to Goombi (between Chinchilla and Miles), where it joins up with the wild dog barrier fence and is the primary point of contact for all rabbit reporting within the board area.
Landholders that live inside the board area should contact the Rabbit Board on 4661 4076. Landholders who live outside the board area (the blue ringed areas on the map below) should contact our pest management section or land protection officers from Biosecurity Qld.
Under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002 all landholders are expected to make a reasonable effort to remove rabbits from their property. The following advice has been provided by the Darling Downs-Moreton Rabbit Board to assist all landholders to meet their obligations.