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BUSHFIRE UPDATES: Refer to the QFES Facebook or Twitter for up to date alerts and information. Outages and other emergency information (such as evacuation centres) will also be published on our disaster dashboard when required.

WATER CONSERVATION: Water operations at Cressbrook Dam are back online following days of emergency works from Ergon Energy and our staff. However, while systems come back up to full operational speed we're urging everyone on the Toowoomba Bulk Water Supply to continue conserving water. Read more here.

DONATIONS: Donations towards townships affected by the fires can be made via Givit.

 

 

 

Living with wildlife

Living in Australia means we have some incredible wildlife sharing our environment. Learn about living harmoniously with bats, possums, magpies, Indian Myna birds and various venomous creatures.

Two bats hanging in tree
Our region plays host to three species of flying foxes, the grey-headed, black and little red flying foxes. Due to their diet of predominantly fruit, nectar and pollen of native trees, they are often also known as fruit bats. Flying foxes ...
Possum in tree
Council does not offer any services to trap or remove possums. A permit is required to trap and remove possums. Residents who experience problems with possums should contact: Department of Environment and Resource Management on 1300 130 372 in order to arrange the ...
Indian or common mynas are not to be confused with the native noisy miner birds. Mynas are currently not declared pests under state legislation. Therefore there is no legislative requirement for landholders or councils to undertake control. Localised trapping can temporarily ...
Australia is home to many of the world's most venomous snakes, spiders and marine animals. To assist education about the treatment of bites and stings an antivenom producer has created a free smartphone app called "Australian Bites & Stings". The app ...
Spring and summer are the nesting season of many birds. During that time, some species may become aggressive and swoop residents that venture too close to a bird's nesting site. The most well-known bird for displaying swooping behaviour is the Australian ...
For wildlife emergencies you can contact either the RSPCA or FAUNA. To minimise any stress the animal may be experiencing you should place the animal in a dark, quiet area away from people, pets and noise. RSPCA QueenslandWebsite: www.rspcaqld.org.auPhone: 1300 ANIMAL ( 1300 ...
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