Pest Management

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​​​​​Invasive pest animals and plants present a serious threat to the agriculture and lifestyle of the Lockyer Valley. Landholders have a responsibility under the Biosecurity Act (2014) to control prohibited and restricted (pest animals and plants) matter on their land.

What you can do

How Council can help

Council can assist landholders through a number of programs:

  • Scheduled wild dog, pig and fox 1080 baiting
  • Pest animal trap hire
  • Subsidised herbicide
  • Spray equipment hire
  • Community pest management groups

Council can also provide advice in the most effective way to use herbicide, traps and baits through regular workshops and field days. Check our events page for upcoming events.

Vertebrate Pest 1080 Baiting Program

Lockyer Valley Regional Council conducts vertebrate pest baiting programs throughout the region in an effort to control wild dogs, pigs and foxes.

Please contact Council for dates of the next round of controlled 1080 baiting program.

View the fact sheet here.

Council is offering landholders access to manufactured 1080 baits for the effective control of wild dogs, foxes and pigs.  Please call 1300 005 872 for any enquiries.

Herbicide Subsidy

Council has identified 17 invasive weeds currently active or of alert under the Biosecurity Act 2014. The program to assist landholders in controlling the invasive species is currently under review and is not available at this time.

The active species identified include:    

Grasses and Woody Weeds

Giant Rats Tail Grass     Fireweed     Mother of Millions     Parthenium Weed     Annual Ragweed

Groundsel Bush    African Boxthorn    Harrisia Cactus     Chilean needle grass*      Honey Locust*

*weed of alert

Environmental Weeds

Climbing Asparagus Fern     Cat's Claw Creeper     Balloon Vine     Madeira Vine

Aquatic Weeds

Salvinia     Water Hyacinth     Water Lettuce

If you suspect you have invasive species please don't hesitate to contact Council's Community Wellbeing team to arrange a site visit by one of our experienced Pest Management Officers who will assist with invasive weed identification and control measures to effectively reduce the spread.

​Spray Trailer and Equipment Hire

​Trailer mounted spray equipment, ute-back skid units and backpack spray kits are available for loan through a community pest management hire arrangement. A security deposit and loan agreement is required to secure the necessary equipment, this can be arranged by downloading and completing the attached forms and contacting Environment and Pest to secure the next available date.

Trap Hire

Council can provide you with traps for dogs, foxes, pigs, cats and rabbits. A small security deposit is required to access some of these services.

Community Pest Management Groups

Council can assist interested landholders to establish localised pest management groups within their neighbourhoods to share information and take a collaborative approach to managing pest weeds and animals. For more information, please contact the Pest Management team.

Page reviewed: 15 Jan 2021 4:54pm