Tag: yellow-crazy-ants

Media releases

Australia’s dirty dozen named and shamed

Our ‘dirty dozen’ is a list of some of the most dangerous overseas plants and animals to have evaded Australia’s environmental border controls.


Position vacant – Community Coordinator, Townsville

Job Description Position: Community Coordinator Reports to: CEO Hours: Approx. 4-8 hours per week Basis: Casual Location: Townsville area (Nome preferred) Duration: One-year contract, extension possible Wage range: $39.75-$46.06 per hour plus super Yellow crazy ants in Queensland The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a highly aggressive invasive ant from south-east Asia. These ants can…

Case studies

Our case studies of dangerous invasive species that have made it into Australia or are likely to arrive illustrate the need for changes in how Australia prevents the establishment of new invasive species. The case studies are made up of our ‘dirty dozen’, 12 dangerous invasive species that have made it past Australia’s border controls…

Stealing into Australia: our new pests, year-by-year

As long as Australia has weak biosecurity laws dangerous new environmental invaders will continue to steal into our country. They come in many forms, as weedy garden species, hidden in cargo ships or even brought in and sold as ‘pets’. In the invasion timeline below we’ve listed new invasive species we know have been found…

Feral Herald

Vote 1: Stop invasive species in Queensland

Along with land clearing, invasive species are the major threat to wildlife in Queensland. Yet biosecurity has been missing from Queensland election headlines.

People power brings rainforest back to life

A locally-led campaign to eradicate yellow crazy ants has resulted in native wildlife finally returning to wet tropics rainforest just north of Cairns.


Fact Sheets, Reports & Submissions

Yellow crazy ants in Australia

Yellow crazy ants are a highly aggressive tramp ant from south-east Asia that made it into Australia through our ports. In a suitable climate, such as the Queensland Wet Tropics, they can form “super colonies” that cover vast areas and carry huge social, environmental and financial impacts.