Two thirds of Australia is privately managed rural land, and there is increasing recognition of the important role that private landholders can make to the conservation of biodiversity across Australia. Not only can these activities have a positive effect on Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies and other native species, but they can also have agricultural benefits like reducing predation on livestock.

  • Enter into voluntary conservation agreement to protect known Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby habitat and important bush linkages.
  • Conduct fox, goat and rabbit control on your property. For more information about controlling pests on your land contact your state parks agency or the Livestock Health and Pest Authorities.
  • Ensure dogs and cats do not roam.
  • Leave your pets at home when you go into the bush, or if you choose to take your dog, keep it on a lead so that it does not chase wildlife.
  • Have pet cats and dogs de-sexed.
  • Try to keep Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby habitat as undisturbed as possible by retaining native vegetation, undertaking weed control and keep grazing stock out.
  • Consult authorities before clearing land to ensure you are not degrading habitat or wildlife corridors.
  • Report any Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby sightings to park rangers, or your state parks and wildlife agency.
  • Avoid trying to tame wallabies or other wildlife by feeding them. Tame wallabies are more susceptible to predators. Unnatural foods can also lead to serious health problems.
  • Help the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby by reporting any activities that you see that are likely to harm them or their habitat to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts – Compliance and Enforcement Branch (freecall 1800 110 395).
  • Mention this website or email the link to your friends.

State parks agency contact details are listed on State Information pages: Victoria | New South Wales | Queensland

State Information

What you can do!

An important aspect of Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby recovery is the active involvement of local landholders and the community overall. See what you can do!


Did you know?

Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies can climb tall trees with their sharp claws and strong legs. They can also climb almost vertical rocks.