Feral Animal Prevention and Control Program
  • Last updated:
  • 30 Oct 2017

Council has resolved to conduct a Biosecurity Program - Feral Animal Prevention and Control Program in accordance with Section 325 of the Biosecurity Act 2014, within the whole of the Sunshine Coast local government area.

This Biosecurity Program will commence 1 July and continue until 30 June 2018.

The purpose and scope for the program is:

(a) preventing the entry, establishment or spread of wild dogs (dog, other than a domestic dog, dingo), feral pigs, feral goats, feral cats, feral deer, European foxes, European rabbits and Indian Myna birds in an area that poses a significant biosecurity risk;

(b) managing, reducing or eradicating any wild dogs (dog, other than a domestic dog, dingo), feral pigs, feral goats, feral cats, feral deer, European foxes, European rabbits and Indian Myna birds in an area that could pose a significant environmental biosecurity risk.

The program will apply to properties within the Sunshine Coast Council local government area whereby:-

  1. the occupier of a property requests assistance to address invasive biosecurity matter - invasive animals - prohibited or restricted matter;
  2. council has been alerted to a property from information collected that invasive biosecurity matter - invasive animals - prohibited or restricted matter are present or likely to be present;
  3. they are owned or under the control of council or the occupier of a property is undertaking primary production or located in the vicinity of primary production;
  4. properties that are privately owned.

A copy of the Biosecurity Program is available for inspection and/or purchase during the period of the program at council's customer service centres.

A copy of the program may be purchased for a cost of 80 cents per A4 page, or $1.30 per A3 page, no postage costs apply or can be viewed in the minutes of council's Ordinary Meeting of 15 June 2017.

For more information please phone council's customer service centre.