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.

 

  • No baits are to be laid within 5km of towns, without prior approval of Biosecurity Queensland.
  • All neighbours whose boundary falls within 1 km of bait sites must be notified, (this includes National Parks and Forestry).
  • Written notification to all occupiers of dwellings within 2 km of bait sites must be issued.
  • All neighbours must be given at least 72 hours (3 days) notice in the fortnight prior to the program.
  • Baiting notification must advise the steps that need to be taken to ensure domestic dogs do not gain access to 1080 baits or poisoned animals (e.g. restraint, muzzling etc.).
  • A record of the baiting notification must be kept.
  • Baiting must commence within 10 days of the notification otherwise another 3 days notification of intent to lay baits is required.
  • No baits are to be laid within 150 meters of a dwelling without prior approval of Biosecurity Queensland.
  • Property description, lot and plan number, property size must be supplied at baiting station, via rates/ valuation notice.
  • 1080 signage must be displayed on all gateways and boundary posts along the road frontage of the baited property, for a month following the program. This must be done even if the adjoining property is carrying out 1080 baiting.
  • Baits are to be used on property identified on the indemnity form (the form is emailed or mailed to the participant approximately two weeks before the program starts); baits cannot be stored for future use nor used/supplied to other properties.
  • All domestic dogs and cats need to be restrained during the program.
  • Authority to sign forms must be completed by landowners who are unable to attend stations and would request someone else to pick up baits on their behalf.
  • A deed poll must be signed by the landholder or representative before baits can be received.
  • Any person attending a baiting station must be over the age of 18 to collect baits.
  • Domestic animals are not to be brought to any baiting station.

Wild dog and fox baits

  • Read the 1080 fact sheet.
  • Meat baits are to be supplied by the property owner or occupier.
  • All meat baits must be 250 grams in size (adult fist size).
  • Meat must be fresh and contain no bone, fat or skin.
  • All baits must be tied or buried.
  • All uneaten baits must be collected and destroyed after 7 days.
  • Manufactured baits will be available at all baiting stations at cost price.
  • Manufactured baits for extended baiting must be stored in a locked facility on the land described in the deed poll.
  • All baits must be transported in marked and sealable containers and in such manner to prevent unauthorised access.

Pig baits

  • Read the pig baiting fact sheet (PDF).
  • Landholders are encouraged to contact Council to discuss pre-feeding arrangements.
  • Council can provide technical support and provision of remote cameras, feeders, pig panel traps.

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:

  • Number of raw meat baits: 1
  • Weight of raw meat baits to be eaten: 250 gm

Wedge tail eagle:

  • Number of raw meat baits: 10
  • Weight of raw meat baits to be eaten: 2.5 kg

Goanna:

  • Number of raw meat baits: 60
  • Weight of raw meat baits to be eaten: 15 kg

Adult human:

  • Number of raw meat baits: 47
  • Weight of raw meat baits to be eaten: 11.75 kg

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. 

Monday 16 November 2020

 

Pilton Hall, Pilton

9am to 10.15am

Millbrook, Ellangowan

12 noon to 12.30pm

Sobbe Road, College Green / Sandy Camp

1.30pm to 2pm

Tuesday 17 November 2020

 

Cooyar Showgrounds

7.30am to 9.30am

Mt Domville

7.45am to 9am

Bringalily Hall, Millmerran

10am to 10.30am

Yarraman-Kooralgin Road (opposite the Yarraman Cemetery)

10.30am to 11.00am

Reserve Entrance to ‘Karriba’

11.30am to 12.30pm

Emu Creek Hall, Emu Creek Road

12 noon to 12.30pm

Wednesday 18 November 2020

 

‘Glenburnie’ Cecil Plains Road

7.30am to 8.30am

Bymaroo Rec Grounds – Bymaroo-Irvingale Road

7.30am to 8.30am

Boodua Hall – Cnr Boodua West & Kingsthorpe-Haden Roads

9.30am to 10am

Intersection of Tara & Cecil Plains Roads

10am to 11am

Cooby Creek Bridge – Groomsville Road

11am to 11.30am

Turallin Transfer Station, Cnr Turallin & Western Creek

12.30pm to 1.00pm

Cressbrook – Sebastapool Road, Dahl Road Intersection

1pm to 1.30pm

Thursday 19 November 2020

 

Steele Rudd Park, Cnr Steele Rudd Road & Reg Lipps Road

7.30am to 9.30am

Felton Feedlot, Felton

10.30am to 11.30am

Linthorpe Environmental Park, Linthorpe

12.30pm to 1pm

Biddeston - Cnr Ciesiolka Road & Tangkam Dorries Road

1.30pm to 2pm

 

Bounty program

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

For more information, contact us on 131 872.

Toowoomba Region - North

Date

Time

Location

Depot Address

18 November 2020

9am-12 noon

Goombungee

33-35 Cooke Street

20 January 2021

9am-12 noon

Yarraman

8 Barr Smith Street

17 March 2021

9am-12 noon

Goombungee

33-35 Cooke Street

Toowoomba Region South

Date

Time

Location

Depot Address

18 November 2020

9am-12 noon

Clifton

60 Logan Road

20 January 2021

9am-12 noon

Millmerran

15 Saleyards Road

17 March 2021

9am-12 noon

Clifton

60 Logan Road

 

Further information

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