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The Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation is reminding visitors to please be “Wongari (dingo) Safe” on K’gari (Fraser Island).

Please respect our wongari, give our wongaries space, K’gari’s THEIR place.

Stay Wongari-Safe on K’gari
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
  • Campers are being urged to keep sites clean, lock up food, camp in fenced areas and avoid running because it can “trigger a negative dingo interaction.” 
  • The wongaries have a naturally thin physique.  They DO NOT need you to feed them.
  • School holidays mean children if you’re taking children to the island, keep them close. “It only takes a few minutes for a child to get out of sight.”
  • The best way to appreciate Wongari is from a distance – their life and your safety depend on wongari remaining wild and naturally wary of people.

Attracting the attention of a wongari is a criminal offence in Queensland and carries penalties. People who feed or attract the attention of wongari can be fined or prosecuted. Maximum fines of $10,676 and minimum on-the-spot fines of $2,135 are now in place for those who break the law.

Visitor safety and animal welfare is our top priority, if you are visiting K’gari remember, don’t get caught out—be wongari safe.  For more information, please check out the Department’s website

Article submitted by Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation

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