- Last updated:
- 21 Feb 2017
Feral pigs are established across the Sunshine Coast region in areas that provide food, cover and a reliable water supply. They are a declared pest due to the significant impact they have on the environment and economy. It is the responsibility of landholders to control declared pests on their property.
Check your property for feral pigs
Evidence of feral pigs includes fresh digging of the ground, tracks, hair at holes in fences, wallows, tusk marking and mud rubs on trees and nests in vegetation made by sows before farrowing.
Sunshine Coast Council provides the following services to assist landholders to control feral pigs;
Technical advice on managing pig impacts
Provision of trapping equipment and monitoring cameras
Assistance to set up and operate trapping equipment
Coordination of neighbouring control programs
Please contact council's customer service centre for advice or assistance with the control of feral pigs on your property.
Image courtesy of the Queensland Government's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
Feral pig control
For more information about feral pigs and how to control them, see the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Feral pig fact sheet.