Invasive species fact sheet
Department of Environment, Sustainability, Water, Population and Communities, 2012
About the fact sheet
Tramp ants are a diverse group of invasive ant species which have become established widely across the globe. They arrive in Australia through many transport pathways, and once here can affect ecosystems, social and cultural values, and human health. At least six tramp ant species have national priority for management because of their impact or potential impact on biodiversity. Management activities to minimise their damage include preventing entry, monitoring high-risk areas, removing new invaders, and dealing with existing incursions.