Feral pigs
  • Last updated:
  • 09 Sep 2019

Feral pigs are established across the Sunshine Coast region in areas that provide food, cover and a reliable water supply. They are a declared pest due to the significant impact they have on the environment and economy. It is the responsibility of landholders to control declared pests on their property.

Check your property for feral pigs

Evidence of feral pigs includes fresh digging of the ground, tracks, hair at holes in fences, wallows, tusk marking and mud rubs on trees and nests in vegetation made by sows before farrowing.

Council assistance

Sunshine Coast Council provides the following services to assist landholders to control feral pigs;

  1. Technical advice on managing pig impacts

  2. Provision of trapping equipment and monitoring cameras

  3. Assistance to set up and operate trapping equipment

  4. Coordination of neighbouring control programs

Refer to the feral pig control fact sheet[972KB].

Please contact council for advice or assistance with the control of feral pigs on your property or complete the feral animals incident / sightings report[361KB].


Image courtesy of the Queensland Government's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

  • Feral pig control

    For more information about feral pigs and how to control them, see the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Feral pig fact sheet.