Last Updated: Friday, 29 May 2020 16:05

Baiting program

We assist landowners to keep their land free of pest animals such as wild dogs, foxes and feral pigs by offering a '1080 baiting service' (Sodium Fluoroacetate), which may include manufactured products. This service is conducted four times a year, and further assistance is provided to landholders on an ad hoc basis.

Information about 1080 and the regulations around its use can be found in detail on the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries website or summarised below.

 How to be involved

  1. Register with us by filling in and submitting a baiting form via one of the following methods. Landholders wishing to participate in the program are required to supply suitable meat bait material for inoculation with 1080.

Online: Fill in the Pests - Baiting program expression of interest form (online).

PDF: Print out and fill in the Pests - Baiting program expression of interest form (for print), obtain a form from any of our Customer Service Centres or contact us via phone to request a form.

2020 baiting dates

Council is able to provide a modified version of the Coordinated Wild Dog/ Fox baiting program for the period of 18 – 21 May 2020. In order to meet Queensland and Federal Government COVID -19  guidelines we have made amendments to the usual baiting process.

  1. Use of manufactured baits only (no meat baits injected) Cost of $1.50 per bait with the same thresholds and tally carried forward of 20 free manufactured baits per financial year.
  2. All land owners to register their participation and number of baits required by close of business Friday 15th May by calling 131872 or Matthew Love 0457 755 153 (Northern Region)  or Garry Turner 0428 484 581 (Southern Region) .
  3. Ordered manufactured baits will be delivered to your property, where relevant paperwork requirements will be completed as per normal process.
  4. The normal scheduled baiting stations will not be utilised for the May coordinated baiting program.

Regulations for participants of the baiting program/conditions of use of 1080

Wild dog and fox baits

Pig baits

Facts about 1080

1080 is the most efficient, humane and species-specific pesticide currently available for declared animal control in Australia.

Native wildlife is generally resistant to 1080

Native wildlife is generally resistant to 1080 because they have evolved in the presence of fluoroacetate, the active component of 1080. This toxin occurs naturally in over 35 species of Australian plants. The risk to native fauna is further reduced by using bait materials unattractive to native species and placing baits in a way that minimises risks to non-targets.

The following information illustrates the quantity of raw meat bait material that has to be digested to receive a lethal dose. Bait must be consumed in one sitting.

Wild dog:

Wedge tail eagle:

Goanna:

Adult human:

Animals suffer limited discomfort from 1080 poisoning

Humans who have survived 1080 poisoning report confusion, but remember no pain. This experience is because 1080 initially depresses the central nervous system and blocks transmission of pain. Even though some 1080 poisoned animals physically convulse, it is likely that there is no pain perceived by the animal.

1080 degrades in our natural environment

1080 is extremely biodegradable. Plants and microbes found in soil, water, and also in the meat and grain used in baiting, degrade 1080 into non-toxic components. Soil bacteria and fungi also detoxify 1080, usually within weeks. 

Strategic baiting campaigns protect our rural industry and environment

Reducing pest animal numbers and impacts are important to rural industry and environmentalists. 1080 baiting is the most effective and target-specific means of reducing pest animal damage. Broad-scale coordinates baiting programs offer the best method of sustaining low predator numbers to minimise livestock losses and environmental impacts. 

 

Bounty program

Our bounty program will be held on the third Wednesday of every second month.

For more information, contact us on 131 872.

Program dates

Northern region

Goombungee

Goombungee depot is located at 33-35 Cooke Street, Goombungee.

Yarraman

Yarraman depot is located at 8 Barr Street, Yarraman.

 

Southern region

Clifton

Clifton depot is located at 60 Logan Road, Clifton.

Millmerran

Millmerran depot is located at 15 Saleyards Road, Millmerran.

 

Further information

More information on pest animal species (invasive biosecurity matter) in the region is available online: