According to the Department of Agriculture of Western Australia rabbits are one of the most common and widespread animal pests in Australia. They are pests because they:
* compete with livestock and native animals for pasture and food
* damage crops and native vegetation
* cause erosion.

There are three fences in Western Australia: the original No. 1 Fence, which crosses the state from north to south, the No. 2 Fence which is smaller and further west, and the smaller east-west running No. 3 fence. The fences took six years to build. When completed in 1907, the Rabbit-Proof Fence (including all three fences) stretched 2,021 miles (3,253 km). The cost to build the fences at the time was £337,841.

Please consult the following informative links for more information:

Other relevant information

They have also kindly provided Emergency Contact Information in case you have a Rabbit Emergency

Pest and Disease Information Service (PaDIS)
(also for exotic plant pest disease hotline)
Freecall: 1800 084 881
Email: info@agric.wa.gov.au
Emergency Animal Diseases Watch Hotline (24 hours)
Freecall: 1800 675 888