Economic Importance for Humans: Negative
The common wombat is classed as vermin in eastern Victoria, mainly because of its damage to rabbit proof fences. Many times the common wombat's burrows pass under rabbit proof fences, which allows rabbits to get around those fences. This is a major nuisance to people who wish to either keep rabbits in the fence or keep them out of the enclosed area.
Also, the openings of the wombat's burrows are hazardous to large livestock.
Angus and Robertson (1983), Macdonald (1984)