Abstract: Camel management in Australia is a complicated issue. This is not only because of a lack of available information on camels themselves including population, movements, biology, and impacts, but also due to the economic, social, cultural, and legislative/regulatory aspects of camel management. In order to assess the legislative/regulatory aspects of camel management, in February 2007 the Desert Knowledge CRC (DKCRC) sought expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals, firms, consortia, NGOs, and research centres to ‘review legislation and regulations about feral camel management in Australia’. The responsibilities, as outlined in the Terms of Reference for the intended work, were as follows: 1 – Prepare a detailed timeline and outline of the review report, to be approved by DKCRC Camel Project Steering Committee prior to signing a contract 2 – Write a review report. The report will be approximately 25–30 pages (or 10 000 to 15 000 words) in length and should include a review of the current legislation, regulations, and policies at both federal and state/territory levels relating to consumptive and non-consumptive management approaches to feral camel management. The review will include current legislative documentation on feral animals, and will be particularly focused on feral camels, Aboriginal land management, firearm management, pet meat, game meat, international animal trading (live export, meat export), animal welfare, movement including transportation, and other related documentation. 3 – The review should highlight similarities and differences between the relevant jurisdictions – Commonwealth, Queensland (Qld), New South Wales (NSW), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA), and the Northern Territory (NT) governments – and identify the changes that would be required for future cross-jurisdictional cooperative actions. 4 – Create a database that includes the outlined information with hyperlinks to the full text of all documents reviewed.
Carey, R , O’Donnell, M , Ainsworth, GB , Garnett, ST, Haritos, H , Williams, G , Edwards, GP , McGregor, MJ, Zeng, B,, 2008, Chapter 6: Review of legislation and regulations relating to feral camel management (summary), Report, viewed 30 November 2023, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=11492.