Pest animals and approved baiting program

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.

How to nominate a third party to pick up baits

  1. The owner of the property must first be registered to bait. This can be done by one of the following options: 

    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.

  2. The owner must also complete a Pests - 1080 baiting authority to sign form and return the form to us via email: or in person to any of our Customer Service Centres.
  3. The nominee must bring proof of identity to the bait station to receive the baits and will need to sign a deed poll on behalf of the owner.

The '1080 baiting authority to sign' remains current until written notice is received to remove the authorised person/s or the property ownership changes.

2019 baiting dates

DateBait stationTime
11 November 2019 West Haldon Dip, West Haldon 7.30am - 8.30am
11 November 2019 Pilton Hall, Pilton 9am - 10.15am 
11 November 2019 Millbrook, Ellangowan 12pm - 12.30pm 
11 November 2019 Sobbe Road, College Green/Sandy Camp 1.30pm - 2pm 
12 November 2019 Mt Domville 7.45am - 9am 
12 November 2019 Bringalily Hall, Millmerran 10am - 10.30am 
12 November 2019 Reserve entrance to 'Karriba' 11.30am - 12.30pm
12 November 2019 Cooyar Showgrounds 7.30am - 9.30am
12 November 2019 Yarraman Kooralgin Road (opposite the Yarraman cemetery) 10.30am - 11am
12 November 2019 Corner of Pierce Creek Road & Fitch Road 12pm - 12.30pm
13 November 2019 'Glenburnie' Cecil Plains Road 7.30am - 8.30am 
13 November 2019 Intersection of Tara & Cecil Plains Roads 10am - 11am 
13 November 2019 Turallin Transfer Station, cnr Turallin & Western Creek 12.30pm - 1pm 
13 November 2019 Brymaroo Recreation Grounds - Brymaroo to Irvingdale Road) 7.30am - 8.30am
13 November 2019 Boodua Hall - cnr Boodua West & Kingsthorpe Haden Roads 9.30am - 10am
13 November 2019 Cooby Creek Bridge Groomsville Road 11am - 11.30am
13 November 2019 Cressbrook - Sebastapool Road, Dahl Road intersection 1pm - 1.30pm
14 November 2019 Steele Rudd Park, cnr Steele Rudd Road & Reg Lipps Road 7.30am - 9.30am 
14 November 2019 Felton Feedlot, Felton 10.30am - 11.30am 
14 November 2019 Linthorpe Environmental Park, Linthorpe 12.30pm - 1pm 
14 November 2019 Biddeston - Cnr Ciesiolka Road & Tangkam Dorries Road  1.30pm - 2pm

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:


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

Commencing July 2019, 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 depot is located at 33-35 Cooke Street, Goombungee.


Yarraman depot is located at 8 Barr Street, Yarraman.


Southern region


Clifton depot is located at 60 Logan Road, Clifton.


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:

Last Updated: Tuesday, 24 September 2019 16:32