State Trapping Legislation.

Check to see what traps you can legally use in your state before purchasing

Queensland

All traps listed on this site are permitted.

Legislation: Animal Care and Protection Act 2001.

 

New South Wales

Padded-jaw traps are permitted - WTS #5 Rubber Jaw, WTS #3 Rubber JawJake trap, Bridger #5 Rubber Jaw, Bridger #1.65 Rubber Jaw, MB650 Rubber Jaw, MB550 Rubber Jaw, Victor Soft Catch #3, #1½, & #1, Duke Soft Catch #3 & #1½.

Legislation: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 s 23.

Use of steel-jaw traps is prohibited.

 

Victoria

Legislation: Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regs.2008

Rubber jaws only on all traps.

For rabbits - Victor Soft Catch #1

For Foxes - WTS #3 Rubber Jaw, Bridger #1.65 Rubber JawVictor Soft Catch #1½, Duke Soft Catch #1½, Victor Soft Catch #3, Duke Soft Catch #3, Jake Trap

For Wild Dogs - WTS #3 Rubber JawVictor Soft Catch #3, Duke Soft Catch #3, MB650 Rubber Jaw (requires a shock spring and swivel to be added to chain), MB550 Rubber Jaw (requires a shock spring and swivel to be added to chain), and Jake Trap

 

South Australia

Small steel-jaw traps are prohibited. Large steel-jaw traps are prohibited in most areas except for wild dog control along the dingo fence and for research purposes. The large steel-jaw traps are required to be bound with cloth soaked strychnine or modified.

Legislation: Animal Welfare Act 1985

 

Tasmania

No traps permitted.

Legislation: Animal Welfare Act 1993

Leg-hold traps and snares are prohibited.

 

Northern Territory

Padded-jaw traps are permitted - WTS #5 Rubber Jaw, WTS #3 Rubber JawJake trap, MB650 Rubber Jaw, MB550 Rubber JawBridger #1.65 Rubber Jaw, Victor Soft Catch #3, #1.5 and #1, Duke Soft Catch #3 & #1½.

Legislation: Animal Welfare Act 2000

Use of steel-jaw traps is prohibited.

 

Western Australia

All traps listed on this site are permitted under certain conditions in WA, except for the Victor Soft Catch #1(Not permitted).

Steel-jaw traps are permitted for wild dog control, but the jaws must be bound with cloth soaked in strychnine. Only padded steel jawed traps are permitted for fox control and use in research programs. Foothold traps are not permitted for rabbit control although cage traps are.  Permits are required to set traps in metropolitan areas and special rural zones. Neck snares are illegal. Please see the legislation below for more detail on areas where traps are permitted and their requirements for use.

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2003 - Reg 8 - link

Animal Welfare Act 2002

Animal Welfare (General) Regulations 2003

 

ACT

Padded-jaw traps are permitted - WTS #5 Rubber JawWTS #3 Rubber Jaw, Bridger #5 Rubber Jaw, Jake trap, MB650 Rubber Jaw, MB550 Rubber Jaw, Victor Soft Catch #3,  #, and #1, Duke Soft Catch #3 & #1½, Bridger #1.65 Rubber Jaw.

 Legislation: Animal Welfare Act 1992, Code of Practice for the Humane Control of the Fox.

Use of steel-jaw traps is prohibited.