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An invasive animal is a non-native animal that has either escaped or been released into the natural environment and has established a self-sustaining population that survives independently of humans.
Unfortunately, once invasive animals become established in the wild it is difficult to eradicate them. Despite many years of effort and huge financial expenditure, no established invasive animals have been removed from the mainland of Australia. Invasive animals have contributed to a dramatic decline in native animal populations and in the worse case scenarios even extinction.
The main invasive animals of concern in Tweed Shire include:

These species have all had a major impact environmentally, socially or economically.

Frequently Asked Questions

I have a problem with a person keeping bees?
Any person wishing to keep honey bees must be registered with the NSW Department of Primary Industries. Call NSW Department of Primary Industries on 02 9741 4790 if you wish to make a complaint about nuisance bees and wasps. 
I have a swarm of bees on my property?
Council does not deal with bee swarms on private land. Customers should contact a private Bee Removal Company or Apiarist for assistance in removing swarms on private property.  Please see Google (external link)  or Yellow Pages (external link)  for contacts.
If the bee swarm is on Council property please contact Council's Customer Services on 02 66 702400.
I have discovered fire ants on a property. Who should I report it to?
The NSW Department of Primary Industries Biosecurity Hotline 1800 680 244 on private property. If on Council property please contact Council's Customer Services on 02 6670 2400
I am a tenant and I have a chronic pest problem, who can help me with this?
You will require the assistance of a licenced Pest Controller.  This is a civil matter between you as the tenant and  the property owner. 
In the first instance you should report this to your landlord or Managing agent.  If you are not satisfied with the outcome of that discussion you may take it further by contacting the Department of Fair Trading.
Service NSW is now open in Tweed Heads offering access to the following Government Departments:
Motor Registry , Fair Trading and Births, Deaths and Marriages. 
Located at;
13-17 Rivendell Drive
Tweed Heads South.
The centre is open from 7am-7pm Monday to Friday and from 9am-3pm on Saturday.
Alternatively a 24 hour a day contact number is 13 77 88 or visit
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