Nuisance Animals - Native and Introduced

​'Nuisance native animals' brings together information on animals that are not classified as pests, such as pigs and wild dogs, but are generally considered as native or naturalised. The behaviour of these animals, from time to time, can become a nuisance.

Magpies and plovers

Individual magpies and plovers will occasionally defend the immediate area around their nests with great determination. Walkers and cyclists entering these areas can experience swooping or even pecking. You can report swooping magpies or plovers to Council and we will erect temporary signs to warn others.  

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP) has some useful information and advice relating to Magpies and Plovers.  


All three species of flying-foxes that occur in the Lockyer Valley are protected by law; however, recent changes to legislation have enabled Councils to undertake some actions to manage the impact of flying-foxes on the community. Council developed a Statement of Management Intent for the management of flying-fox roosts. This document sets out the actions that Council can undertake in particular circumstances.

The DEHP website provides useful information about flying-foxes, health concerns and answers questions about the management of flying-foxes.


You can also download this poster.

Fire Ants

Fire Ants are a risk to the economic and agricultural status of the Lockyer Valley. Residents and businesses are urged to be aware of the current status of the Fire Ant program and the effects it has on homes, businesses and agricultural production.

Further information can be found on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website.

Indian Mynas

Indian Mynas (Acridotheras tristis) are a member of the starling family and were introduced into Australia to control insect pests in market gardens. They are now prevalent in many parts of eastern Australia and are commonly associated with urban or developing areas.

For more information about Indian Mynas, you can refer to the RSPCA website.

Page reviewed: 08 Jan 2019 3:43pm