Pest Animals

The following animals are pests and all landowners have a legal obligation to control these pests on their lands.

Pest Impact Control method
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

Bounty claims

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.

Swooping magpies

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.