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 region 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.

Council advises that a baiting campaign utilising 1080 Poison will be occuring throughout the region from 10 October 2023 to 9 November 2023.

It is anticipated that baiting will occur on properties in or about the following areas.  Baiting preparation stations will be established at the location and dates below.

Individual notices to adjoining properties must be delivered by participating properties providing a minimum 72 hours notice.

Tuesday, 10 October 2023 Slogan Downs Thursday, 26 October 2023 Camel Creek
Wednesday, 11 October 2023 Nevena Water Facility Monday, 30 October 2023 Paynes Lagoon Airstrip
Thursday, 12 October 2023 Hillgrove Tuesday, 31 October 2023 Hidden Valley
Monday, 16 October 2023 Rangeview Turn-off Wednesday, 1 November 2023 Christmas Creek
Tuesday, 17 October 2023 Scartwater - Bundabaroo Turn Off Thursday, 2 November 2023 Red Hill - Campaspe
Wednesday, 18 October 2023 Moonoomoo Turn off Friday, 3 November 2023 Kangerong
Thursday, 19 October 2023 Mirtna Monday, 6 November 2023 Ballabay Water Facility
Friday, 20 October 2023 Barrington Tuesday, 7 November 2023 Cardigan
Monday, 23 October 2023 Nulla Nulla Wednesday, 8 November 2023 Myola
Tuesday, 24 October 2023 Dosey Springs Airstrip Thursday, 9 November 2023 Silver Valley Turn Off
Wednesday, 25 October 2023 Valley of Lagoons    

For further information, please contact Council’s Land Protection Team on 4761 5300.

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.