Tourists bitten by dingoes on K’gari

February 19, 2024 10:48 am in by

Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service rangers are investigating two separate incidents on K’gari where two people on separate tours were injured by dingoes.

Around 3pm on Saturday, an 18-year-old woman was walking to Lake Wabby as part of a tour group when a tagged dingo bit her on the back of her left leg.

The woman presented to the Queensland Ambulance Service for treatment to puncture marks around her left knee.

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Meanwhile, around 8pm on Saturday a person was reportedly mouthed or nipped by a dingo on the beachfront near Dilli Village.

QPWS rangers are attempting to make contact with the people involved in the incidents and are trying to identify both dingoes involved.

Dangerous dingo signs have been installed at the entrance to Lake Wabby and rangers will increase patrols in the areas.

Visitors and residents on K’gari are reminded to remain vigilant at all times as we move into the dingo breeding season, and children must be kept under constant supervision.

Anyone with information about these incidents and other negative interactions is encouraged to contact QPWS rangers.

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Negative dingo encounters should immediately be reported to a QPWS ranger by calling 07 4127 9150 or emailing

QPWS carry out constant education and compliance activities on K’gari. Rangers maintain fences at multiple camping areas around the Orchid Beach township, conduct daily patrols of the island and respond to human-dingo interactions on a case-case basis.

The Queensland Government is investing an additional $2 million in funding this financial year and an additional $3 million annually ongoing to expand our proactive Be dingo-safe! messaging and support 13 new positions dedicated to dingo conservation and management.

The Fraser Island Dingo Conservation and Risk Management Strategy was reviewed in 2020 by the Queensland Chief Scientist, with the assistance of an expert panel, and was found to be comprehensive and effective.