Coastal Fox Control Program
  • Last updated:
  • 20 Oct 2016

Council is working with Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to control foxes in coastal bushland areas. The Coastal Fox Control Program aims 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.

2016 control program

The 2016 Coastal Fox Control Program was conducted from 9 May until 23 August 2016. The 2016 program successfully removed 29 foxes from bushland areas along the coast. It is expected the annual program will be conducted again in Autumn and Winter 2017.

Keep your pets safe

When the program is being conducted, warning signs are in place at fox control locations. These signs will 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 was carried out in bushland areas from Twin Waters, North to Peregian. View a map of the 2016 Coastal Fox Control areas[1462KB].

Warning signs are placed at entrances to properties where control is occurring. Control activities do not occur on public pathways, roadsides, within 5 m of a boundary fence or within 250 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 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, sightings or attacks.