The following animals are pests and all landowners have a legal obligation to control these pests on their lands.
|Wild dogs||Kill and harass sheep, cattle, native wildlife and domestic pets||Shooting, baiting, trapping, exclusion fencing, livestock guardian animals|
|Feral pigs||Damage pastures by grazing and rooting, spread weeds and prey on lambs||Shooting, baiting, exclusion fencing|
|Foxes||Threat to many ground-dwelling native animals, lambs and goat kids||Shooting, baiting, trapping, den destruction, den fumigation|
|Feral cats||Prey on native animals and disrupt ecosystems||Shooting, baiting, trapping, exclusion fencing|
|Deer||Damage agricultural crops, hazardous to the public on roads||Shooting, trapping, exclusion fencing|
|Rabbits||Primary cause of soil erosion||Shooting, baiting, trapping, bio-control, harbour destruction, exclusion fencing, fumigation|
Council's bounty claims program has now ceased.
Common (Indian) Myna bird survey
As part of a preventative approach to addressing the Common (or Indian) Myna bird, Council is looking to collect sighting and activity reports within the region.
These will be mapped to show the distribution of the pest birds, where "hot spots" exist and to identify possible nesting and roosting sites.
- Common (Indian) Myna bird survey form (PDF)
- Indian Myna bird trap (PDF)
- Indian Myna bird trap tips (PDF)
Please contact Council on 1300 79 49 29 to report a swooping Magpie and provide relevant information to its location.
Information on how to deal with swooping magpies can be found on the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection website.