Coastal fox control program
  • Last updated:
  • 14 Mar 2019

Council is working with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to protect wildlife that is vulnerable to fox predation. Native animals that are particularly vulnerable to fox predation include small mammals, ground nesting birds and marine turtles at the egg and hatchling stage.

2018 control program

The 2018 Coastal Fox Control Program is being conducted from 8 October until 30 November 2018. The control program is timed to target young and mature foxes following the breeding season.

Keep your pets safe

When the program is being conducted, warning signs are in place at fox control locations. These signs provide guidance and information for residents and visitors. It is very important that residents do not allow their pets to stray into bushland areas where they may be injured by control activities.

Control program locations

The Coastal Fox Control Program will be carried out in bushland areas from Twin Waters, North to Coolum Beach. View a map of the 2018 Coastal Fox Control areas[6955KB].

Warning signs are placed at entrances to properties where control is occurring. Control activities will not be occurring on public pathways, roadsides, within 5 m of a boundary fence or within 200 m of designated dog off leash areas.

Control methods

The Coastal Fox Control Program uses humane control methods. These methods have been used in successful wildlife conservation programs including the Northern Sydney Regional Fox Control Program. Foxes are controlled using soft catch foot hold traps and the pesticide Sodium Fluoroacetate (1080). The Fox Control Program has been carefully designed to ensure native animals are unlikely to be impacted by control activities.

Please contact council's customer service centre to report fox dens or if you require further information about the Coastal Fox Control Program.