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How to use FeralPigScan in 2017


FeralPigScan is a community website that allows you to record and map sightings of feral pigs, damage, and control activities in your local area. Use data recorded in your region to help decide where to undertake control, and coordinate with your neighbours.


1. Register your details.


FeralScan wins Banksia Award

The FeralScan Program recently won a Banksia Sustainability Award for Science and Research excellence, from the Banksia Foundation and the Minister for the Environment and Energy, the Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP. This award reflects your commitment to improving pest animal management, and will enable us to continue to help reduce to problems caused by pest animals nationally. Thank you for your ongoing support. Read more, visit the Banksia Awards website or PestSmart Connect.

Download the instruction sheets

FeralPigScan Fact sheet (PDF)                                App instruction sheet
How to get involved? Image by J Marsh

How to get involved

Simply register and login to map feral pigs in your local area on the FeralPigScan Map. Information entered can help to coordinate control to reduce feral pig numbers and reduce the damage they cause.

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Bring your community online

FeralPigScan hosts a new Community Networking facility for you to create or join an online group to share your observations with other people in your local area (e.g. local council or Landcare group). By joining a group, you can (1) keep members informed about current problems, (2) work together with members to target problem areas, and (3) measure the outcomes of control across your local area.

Record feral pig activity and create a local map

Record feral pig activity and use the Print Friendly symbol to create a map showing all the feral pig records in your local area or a map of your data including damage and control records. Use this information to plan and coordinate control activities in unison with your neighbours.

Create a map >

Are you part of a coordinated feral pig control program?

Working in a pest control group with your neighbours is the best way to reduce feral pig damage and maximise the long-term benefits of control. If you need advice on how to establish a feral pig control group, contact your local pest management authorities, or Jessica Marsh at the Invasive Animals CRC (jessica.marsh@invasiveanimals.com).

Use your Mobile Phone to map feral pigs - Click here

Mobile device users can now access FeralPigScan faster and more easily while in the field. Record and view real-time feral pig data from your mobile device. Use this mobile phone mapping facility to record feral pigs in your local area. 

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Catchment and regional groups connected to FeralPigScan

Reducing feral pig impacts is best achieved when control is coordinated at local and regional scales. Catchment groups, Local Land Services (LLS) (NSW), and local councils are now connecting to FeralPigScan. Use FeralPigScan to help your regional group(s) informed about feral pig areas.

Other news

  • New phone app - Field Guide to Pest Animals of Australia (v2.0).

  • Download FREE from the App Store - click here.
Recent Records


  • Set up pig traps where there is ripped soil, but well before you intend to use them so pigs get used to them - John
  • Traps can remove a large mob of pigs where-as shooting often only removes a few - Crooksy
  • Email your control tips to feralpigscan@feralscan.org.au and we’ll display them here
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