Coastal fox control program

The coastal fox control program (CFCP) is working to protect native animals and the community from foxes. Read more about foxes and their impacts.

The CFCP is a collaboration between council, Queensland Parks and Wildlife, Coolum and Northshore Coast Care, Noosa Shire Council, Sunshine Coast Airport and landholders. It was implemented in response to community concerns about the impacts of foxes.

The program is working to protect endangered spotted-tail quollgreen and loggerhead turtle hatchings as well as vulnerable water mouse and eastern ground parrot.

Target species

European fox (Vulpes vulpes)


Trapping: 27 March 2023 to 28 April 2023 (5 weeks)

Chemical control: 5 June 2023 to 14 July 2023 (6 weeks)

Fox den season: Mid-August to End of November (14 weeks)


Fox control is undertaken in areas of known fox activity in coastal areas between the Maroochy River and Peregian Beach. The program area includes council-managed and state-managed lands as well as some private properties.

Note: Control activities are not undertaken on public pathways, roadsides; within five metres of a boundary fence; or within 200 metres of designated dog off-leash areas.

Get involved

Contact council if you would like your property to be part of the program. You can also assist by reporting fox dens to council. Learn more about identifying a fox den.

Protection methods

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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