Department of Parks adn Wildlife
Camel train - Photo ©


Distribution and density

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Camel density across Australia 2013
Larger map

Camel biology and ecology

camels at Warburton Dept agriculture
Camels near Warburton - Photo © DAFWA


Wildlife and natural habitat

Damage to Aboriginal communities, cultural sites and rock holes

Damage to pastoral infrastructure

Potential hazard to remote motorists

mob of feral camels in central australia
Mob of feral camels in central Australia - Photo © NT government

Control Measures

Aerial surveys

Aerial survey techniques were originally developed to monitor kangaroo and other wildlife populations in remote areas, but are now also used to monitor camel populations.

pdfA broad scale aerial survey of the feral camel population in the South Kimberley region 2009 364.53 KB
pdfA broad scale aerial survey of feral camel populations in the Great Victoria Desert 20081 MB
pdfFeral Camel Distribution and Abundance of the Warburton Central Ranges and Northern Great Victoria Desert 2007120.07 KB
pdfEvaluating the effectiveness of an operation to cull feral camels in the Western Little Sandy Desert 200739.01 KB
pdfAerial survey conducted from Telfer Mine site of the Rudall River National Park to assess feral camel densities 200677.38 KB
pdfCamel populations in central Western Australia determined from aerial surveys 2005370.36 KB
pdfProposal for a pilot broad-scale aerial camel survey – Gibson Desert 2005170.36 KB

Further information

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions contact: Bruce Ward, Manjimup Research Centre