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.
- View Council's current Pest Management Plan.
What you can do
- Learn more about the problem, act responsibly and effectively. For information:
- Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website
- State Government Business website
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.
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.
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.
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
- Mother of Millions
- Parthenium Weed
- Annual Ragweed
- Groundsel Bush
- African Boxthorn
- Harrisia Cactus
- Chilean needle grass*
- Honey Locust*
*weed of alert
- Climbing Asparagus Fern
- Cat's Claw Creeper
- Balloon Vine
- Madeira Vine
- 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.
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.