Name the Dingoes Colouring Competition


A Gold Coast wildlife park is now home to Queensland's newest dingo pups, and National Parks Minister Steve Dickson wants young Queenslanders to give him a hand in choosing their names.

Member for Pine Rivers, Seath Holswich said the brother and sister pups were a fantastic addition to the Gold Coast's David Fleay Wildlife Park, and had been winning over visitors in the few weeks they'd been exploring their new home.

"Rangers have been busy making the pups feel at home, and now that they're ready to meet the public we'll need some names for the pair," Mr Holswich said.

"The dingo siblings are set to be a major attraction to the park, teaching visitors a little more about one of Australia's most fascinating and iconic animals.

Member for Kallangur, Trevor Ruthenberg said a colouring-in competition to name the pups would be launched today, with the winners to receive a yearly family pass to David Fleay Wildlife Park.

There will also be 12 yearly family passes to be won for outstanding entries in three categories (under 5 years, 5-8 years and 9-12 years).

"David Fleay Wildlife Park encourages community awareness, appreciation and understanding of Queensland's protected areas and native wildlife, and inspires people to share in their conservation."

Mr Ruthenberg explained that the park was also home to many native Queensland species, from the unusual tree-kangaroos and cassowaries which live in tropical northern rainforests to the better known platypus, koalas and kangaroos.

Entries for the naming competition can be downloaded at and submissions close on 15 November. Entries can be emailed to or posted to:

Name the Dingoes Colouring Competition
Corporate Communications
Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing
PO Box 2454
Brisbane Qld 4001

David Fleay Wildlife Park is located on West Burleigh Road, West Burleigh and is open from 9am to 5pm each day.