In Victoria, the Dingo (Canis dingo) is listed as a threatened species under the Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 and is protected under the Wildlife Act 1975. It has also been unprotected on some farmlands and in Public Lands within three kilometers of private land. This means it can be lethally controlled in these areas.
A pure dingo can be kept in Victoria after obtaining a Dingo License which is issued under the Wildlife Act 1975. The main requirement for obtaining a License is the provision of an escape proof yard, which must be at least 30 meters square (for one or two dingoes), have fences at least three meters high, with a one meter inward facing mesh return fitted at the base of the fence and fastened to the ground at right angles to the fence (or fence anchored securely to a concrete slab).
Further information and a full list of requirements can be found on the DEPI website.
Dingo CARE Network can provide advise for members living in Victoria. Dingo-dog hybrids are kept under the Domestic Animals Act 1994, which requires they are registered by your local municipal council.
New South Wales
In New South Wales, wild dogs (including dingoes) are classified as a pest animal under the Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 which demands that land owners make all reasonable efforts to eradicate all dingoes/wild dogs. Although dingoes are not regarded as protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974, they are granted full protection in national parks, and they are regarded as a native species under the Threatened Species Conservation Act (1995). (If you are confused, so are we)
In NSW dingoes kept in captivity are managed under the same legislation as all domestic dogs, the Companion Animals Act (1998), so dingoes must be registered with your local Municipal Council.
More information about keeping dingoes as pets in NSW can be found at “Can I keep a dingo as a pet?”
While not mentioned on the web site it is understood that a permit is required to keep a dingo in the Western Division of NSW.