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The Northern Rivers has the second largest number of invasive animal issues in Australia (Northern River CMA 2008) and the critical role the community has to play in managing invasive animals is now well recognised.
In recognition of this, Tweed Shire Councils vertebrate pest management program:
  • undertakes management of declared pests and other ecologically significant invasive species on Council managed land
  • provides training and, where possible, tools for participating landholders to implement control measures on their property
  • coordinates on-ground, cross tenure, control works at strategic sites

The species included below are some of the invasive species threatening our local ecosystems:

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I hire animal traps for invasive or pest animals?
A range of animal traps are avilable for hire from Council for various animals:
  • Indian Mynas
  • Cats
  • Dogs
Please contact Council on 02) 6670 2400 or 1300 292 872 for further information.
Can a fox be kept as a pet?
No, as foxes are a declared pest under the NSW Local Land Services Act 2013.
Contact NSW Local Land Services on 02 66 233 900 for more information.
Last Updated: 04 June 2015