Weeds and pest animal control

Biosecurity Surveillance Program

Council has authorised by resolution a Biosecurity Surveillance Program [PDF 120KB] for invasive plants and animals which may be declared as prohibited or restricted or other in the Biosecurity Act 2014, by a regulation or as prioritised in the council's Pest Management Plan 2011-2017 [PDF 6.2MB]. The program is authorised over the whole of the Gympie Regional Council area and will operate until 31st December 2017.

Parthenium Information Day

Gympie Regional Council in conjunction with Biosecurity Queensland is holding a Parthenium Information Session on 5th November 2016, 9am -12pm. at the Kilkivan Hall.
Preference will be given to Gympie Regional Council residents and landholders who are affected by Parthenium or wish to find out more information about Parthenium including long term management, new research, health issues for human and animal, identification and life cycle and pasture management.

This is a FREE event. Morning tea and lunch will be provided. Places are limited, so please register online. For further information please call 1300 307 800.

Wild dog or feral pig issues

Please report your Feral Animal issue to the council's Lands Protection team on 1300 307 800.

Various options may be available depending on your location, issue and eligibility. It is best discussed direct with an officer who can try to find a solution for you.

Weeds and pest animal control

Weeds threaten Queensland's primary industries, natural environment, livestock, human health and people's livelihoods. Under Queensland law, landowners, including state and local governments, are responsible for controlling declared weeds on their property. 

Please refer to the list of resources below which may help with weed identification, control and management, and offer native alternatives.

1080 baiting

If you would like to participate in 1080 baiting please ensure you:

  • Register with Council’s Lands Protection Unit by calling 1300 307 800.
  • Let us know which bait station you will attend to have your baits injected.
  • Understand your obligations when 1080 Baiting.
  • Undertake your notifications as per your obligations – surrounding 2km.
  • Organise your baits (meat baits – 250g for dogs, 500g for pigs).
  • Come along and have your baits injected, as per the schedule below.
  • Provide all required paperwork, sign agreement forms and collect signage.
  • Lay baits as per your agreement conditions.


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