Western Australians are being urged to maintain the fight against cane toads, following confirmation that the invasive species has now crossed the WA border.
- Identification and what to do
- Have you found a friendly native frog?
- Report a WA cane toad sighting
- How to safely dispose of cane toads
- Contact information
- Latest news and cane toad update newsletter
- Brochures, posters and downloads
Cane toads (Bufo marinus) were introduced to Queensland decades ago to try to stop beetle damage in sugar cane crops. Instead, they became a major pest themselves and, ever since, cane toads have been steadily moving across northern Australia.
To help fight this invasion, the WA Government is working closely with community groups to slow their progress, while research to find a biological control for the pest continues.
Photo courtesy of Jonno Webb from the University of Sydney
- Cane Toad Hotline Goes WILD (28.81 kB)
- Cane toad discovery in Bayswater October 2011 (853.25 kB)
Monday, 31 October 2011
- Crocodile deaths may be linked to cane toads
Thursday, 24 February 2011
- Contractor stops hitchhiker toad near Collie
Wednesday, 02 February 2011
- Third round of funding for cane toad group
Thursday, 23 December 2010
- Carbon dioxide effective for killing cane toads: study
Monday, 06 December 2010
- Cane toad trial to assist native fishery at Lake Argyle
Monday, 29 November 2010
- Cane toad discovered in Perth suburb
Tuesday, 16 November 2010
- Cane toad hitchhikes into Broome shed
Monday, 19 July 2010
- Wet season pushes cane toads further west
Wednesday, 14 April 2010
- Toad busters receive second funding payment
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
- Cane toads on the hop as wet season approaches
Tuesday, 01 December 2009
- Trap closes on hitchhiker cane toad in the Kimberley
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Cane Toad Update:
WA cane toad update is published three times each year. The newsletter was first distributed electronically in May 2010.
Visit our WA Cane Toad Update page to download the latest newsletter, or to subscribe via email.
- Keeping toads out of your backyard - arming the community against toads (686 kB)
- Is it a cane toad? Identifying toads (972kB)
- Protecting children and pets from cane toads - what you can do (930 kB)
- Safety and cane toads - handling cane toads (778 kB)
- Cane toads and bluetongue lizards poster (417.11 kB)
- Cane toads and crocodiles poster (416.79 kB)
- Cane toads and goannas poster (388.45 kB)
- Cane toads and lungworm poster (488.87 kB)
- Cane toads and quolls poster (449.07 kB)
- Cane Toad Strategy for Western Australia 2009-2019 (4.74 MB)
The Cane Toad Strategy for Western Australia: 2009-2019 has been finalised, following a six week public consultation phase. The final strategy is action oriented, streamlined and produced as a ‘living' document that can be updated readily as new information comes to hand.
- Analysis of Public Submissions on the Draft State Cane Toad Strategy (569 kB)
Public input on the Draft Cane Toad Strategy was invited during May and June 2009 to hear people's views on the issues and future directions. The consultation process is now completed and an analysis of the public submissions has been developed.
- Draft Cane Toad Strategy for Western Australia 2009-2019 (5.72 MB)
The Draft Cane Toad Strategy for Western Australia 2009-2019 has been prepared by the Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC) with input and endorsement from the WA Cane Toad Stakeholder Reference Group.