A number of introduced animals including rabbits, foxes and feral deer have established pest populations in the South East region. Not only do they pose a threat to native species, they can also impact on the sustainable management of our landscape. Natural Resources South East aims to reduce the numbers of the major pest animals and their impacts on the ecosystem.
Controlling pest animals
Natural Resources South East helps landholders control pest animals by providing information, advice and integrated control services. We actively work with councils and landholders to ensure pest animals are controlled effectively and in a coordinated manner that is in line with regional priorities.
Services available include:
- Sale of baits - 1080 rabbit bait, Pindone rabbit bait, 1080 FoxOff fox baits, 1080 Fresh meat fox baits
- Vertebrate pest bait laying - rabbit bait trailing, laying fox baits
- Vertebrate pest bait supply - preparation and sale of baits for declared vertebrate pests
- Equipment hire - hire to landholders of baitlayers and live animal traps
If you need assistance with pest animal control, please contact our NRM officers in your area or call 08 8735 1177.
Feral Deer Survey
A landholder survey into feral deer was conducted in 2017. The report is available for viewing here.
Priority species in the South East region
A pest management strategy for the South East region has been developed. This identifies priority pest animals and their management actions.
Common name: Feral deer
Common name: Feral goat
Common name: Fox
Common name: Rabbit
Common name: Wild dog
Alert species in the South East region
The risk assessment process also identified a number of species that could become established in the region, called alert species.
Common name: Cane toad
Common name: Feral pig
Common name: House crow
Common name: Water buffalo