Red Card for Foxes, Cats and Rabbits

1080 Baiting - Permit
In order to use 1080, you need to be accredited.  This accreditation is managed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Stage 1 - Complete the online Quiz
To do this create a login and complete and follow the instructions.

Go to quiz login page


·        You will need to create a user account—remember your username and password!
·        An email will be sent to your nominated email address
·        Read the email and click on the link provided
·        Clicking on the link will confirm your account and you will be logged in
·        Select the course for 1080 training
·        You then have full access to the course.

Stage 2 Complete the Permit Application form – see the button below 

Permit Application FormPermit Amendment FormTip Sheet for Completing Forms

There is a small fee associated with this and details can be found here

When completing your permit application form it is important that you include:
·        Your correct contact details
·        Your nominated S7 retailer (the shop where you will buy your product from)
·        Any nominated receiver(s) including yourself –people who might pick the product up for you from the S7 retailer
·        The correct bait type that you wish to use
·        Your signature on the applicant declaration

Stage 3 - Create a map of your property (see example map)

You need to include a map of the property the intend to bait on, which includes:
·        All access and entry  points highlighted
·        All roads and tracks to be used for baiting marked
·        Water courses and water bodies marked
·        Constructed recreational sites marked
·        Shaded areas indicating areas NOT to be baited
·        Houses located (your own and adjacent properties)
·        Location points for warning signs
·        Indication of general baiting areas

Stage 4
Send your permit application form and property map to:


About 1080

1080 occurs naturally in the Western Australian genus of plants, Gastrolobium.  There are over 100 species in this genus, with the majority of the species found within Western Australia, and of those, most are found in the South West.  Colloquially, they are known as "poison peas". Gastrolobium species are unique in their ability to concentrate fluoroacetate (a component of 1080) from low fluorine soils.  This means that the degree of toxicity within the plant varies throughout the year, with reproductive structures and newly formed leaves sometimes having the highest levels of the whole plant.

Native vertebrates of Western Australia such as Common brushtail possums, Bush rats, Western grey kangaroos and other species are capable of safely eating plants containing fluoroacetate, but livestock and introduced species from elsewhere in Australia are highly susceptible to the poison, including the fox and the rabbit. Of particular interest, Common brushtail possums from Western Australia are able to tolerate 1080 at over 140 times the level that the same species in South Australia can tolerate. This means that in Western Australia, 1080 can be used as a poison to introduced species, with minimal impact on the native fauna.  In fact this is the theory behind the Western Shield program.

1080 is highly toxic, so great care must be taken when handling it. Therefore it is very important to complete the accreditation to use it safely, and follow the permitting process correctly.

Symptoms in household animals vary from nervous system signs such as convulsions, crying out, and running in dogs.  In larger animals such as cattle and sheep the indicators of 1080 poisoning are mostly cardiac (heart) signs.