Feral deer program

The feral deer program protects against the environmental, economic, health and road safety impacts caused by feral deer.

Read more about feral deer and their impacts.

Council employs qualified and experienced feral deer officers that work with landholders to manage feral deer on their properties.

Target species

Feral rusa deer (Cervus timorensis), Feral fallow deer (Dama dama), Feral red deer (Cervus elaphus).


Ongoing (in response to community feedback)


Control activities are undertaken in rural and semi-rural areas of the Mary River and Stanley River catchment. Control may also be undertaken in areas of confirmed sighting in the Pumicestone Passage, Maroochy and Mooloolah River catchments.

Get involved

If you would like your property to be part of the feral deer program, please contact council.

Protection measures

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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