Council is responsible for ensuring landowner prevention and management of declared pest plants and animals in the Charters Towers Regional Council Local Government Area.  This involves implementing the Charters Towers Regional Council Biosecurity Plan 2019-24, establishing practices to prevent the introduction of new pests and strategies to eradicate existing pests in small numbers.  It also includes taking measures to contain established pests in the Region, liaising with landholders and enforcing the Biosecurity Act 2014.

For further information, including fact sheets, guidelines, and strategies, please visit the Biosecurity Queensland website or contact Council.

Wild Dogs (Category 3, 4, 5 & 6 Biosecurity Act 2014)

The term wild dog refers collectively to purebred dingoes, dingo hybrids, and domestic dogs that have escaped or been deliberately released.

These canines have a damaging impact on domestic livestock and native fauna and can pose a hazard to human health due to their incursions into urban areas.

Wild Dog Factsheet

1080 Baiting Program

Charters Towers Regional Council conducts a wild dog baiting program throughout the entire egion every 6 months targeting adults during breeding season (April/May) and pups and juveniles (September/October).  This program is advertised in locally circulating newspapers, local radio channels and social media platforms throughout the Region at the appropriate time, and notification to individual property owners is also undertaken by Council.

1080 Animal Control Products

There are 1080 products readily available for purchase from local retailers licensed under Section 7 poisons (S7).

Pigs (Category 3, 4 & 6 Biosecurity Act 2014)

The feral pig is one of the most widespread and damaging pest animals in Queensland.  Feral pigs are found all over the Charters Towers Region with the greatest populations located in riparian areas. 

Aerial Shooting and the use of Pigout Baits are Council's preferred control methods.

Feral Pig Factsheet

Aerial Shooting and the use of PigOut Baits are Council's preferred control methods.  There are new initiatives on the market to tackle feral pigs.

Baiting feral pigs - options available


Further information is also available at National Feral Pig Action Plan and PestSmart.