Pest Animals baiting information

Council runs Coordinated 1080 baiting campaigns for wild dogs, feral pigs and foxes each year.

Why is coordinated baiting important?

Coordinated baiting with 1080 is the most economical way of achieving effective control of many vertebrate pests across a large area.  Broad scale participation on a landscape scale is more effective than isolated programs. Non-participation by landholders in baiting programs is the biggest barrier to achieving effective control. Please contact one of Council’s pest management officers to discuss options that can be taken when baiting to reduce the risk of poisoning to domestic animals and non-target wildlife.

Recent changes to the use of 1080 for vertebrate pest control

The Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries are no longer providing local governments with Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) concentrates for their baiting programs. Councils are now responsible for purchasing and managing 1080 products used in their baiting programs. Queensland Health introduced changes to the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 and new regulations and departmental standards to manage the use of 1080. Further information regarding the Medicines and Poisons Act 2019 and associated regulations and standards can be obtained from the Medicines, poisons and pest management page of the Queensland Health website.

Some things to know and understand before using 1080 baits to control vertebrate pests

All landholders and/or their authorised representatives wanting to take part in Council’s coordinated baiting programs need to comply with the Queensland Health Departmental Standard - Substance management plans for regulated poisons The Standard sets out the requirements for using 1080 baits to control vertebrate pests. Please ensure you download, read and understand the requirements for the use 1080 baits prior to participating in a coordinated baiting program. You or your authorised representative will be required to sign a deed poll acknowledging the conditions of use when dealing with a restricted S7 poison before receiving any 1080 baits.

The key things to remember include:

  • providing notification to adjacent and adjoining landholders of your intention to bait at least 72 hours prior to laying baits (notification template (PDF 393.4KB))
  • ensure your authorised representative brings along and shows a completed 'Authority to Sign (PDF 624.5KB)' from
  • understanding the various bait placement distance restrictions
  • erection of property warning signage

2024 Coordinated baiting program

Proposed dates for the 2024 coordinated baiting program are:

  • 29 - 31 May
  • 21 - 23 August
  • 27 - 29 November

The proposed date listed above will be confirmed and advertised closer to the date.

Other useful links and forms associated with participating in a coordinated baiting programs are listed below:

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