Foxes

Foxes (Vulpes vulpes) were introduced to Australia by English settlers in the 1800s for sports hunting.

Foxes now live across most of the Australian mainland, with the exception of the far north. They live in both urban and rural areas.

Foxes have caused major declines in native mammals, birds, amphibians rodents and reptiles.

They cause serious economic damage to agricultural industries through predation on lambs, calves and poultry. They also carry disease, including hydatids and mange.

Fox

What can you do?

  • Protect pets by fox proofing all small animal housing, including aviaries and chicken pens.
  • Do not leave food (including pet food) accessible to foxes. Secure all rubbish bins
  • Protect livestock by installing electric fencing around enclosures and using fox proof housing or guard animals (Llamas, donkeys or domestic dogs).
  • Control foxes on your property. Assistance may be available to some landholders from NSW Local Land Services for baiting, trapping or den fumigation.
  • Talk to your neighbours to collectively manage foxes.

Public notification of 1080 baiting

Property owners are warned to keep their working and domestic dogs and cats confined to their property and ensure they do not enter the baiting location during and after poisoning. In the event of an accidental poisoning seek immediate veterinary assistance.

Dum Dum

1080 fox/wild dog baits will be laid from 14 September to 31 October 2022. Public notification(PDF, 217KB)

Round Mountain, Cudgera Creek and Pottsville

1080 fox/wild dog baits will be laid on properties around Round Mountain, Cudgera Creek and Pottsville from 7 September to 31 December 2022. Public notification(PDF, 283KB)

If you have questions about these works, contact Council’s program leader - pest animals wildlife protection on 02 6670 2400.