Flying Fox dispersal activities to continue


During the two-week flying fox dispersal, Charters Towers has seen an influx of little red flying foxes. The influx has seen a significant increase in flying fox activity at various locations.

To ensure the best result for residents, Council has extended its engagement of Biodiversity Australia for a further week to continue dispersal activities.

Our priority is the health and safety of our community and visitors, and we need everyone to support this Council initiative.

Flying Fox Dispersal activities will continue from 4am – 8am daily with the potential of some light dispersal activities from 7pm – 7:30pm, until Friday, 17 February 2023

Community members in the urban area are urged to assist during the morning dispersal activities by creating a loud disturbance for any flying foxes that may reside in their backyard. This could include loud banging, smoke bins, pool noodles, etc. The additional help from the community will be extremely helpful in encouraging the remaining flying foxes to vacate the area.

Residents are asked to contact the dedicated Flying Fox phone line - 1300 319 954 to report flying foxes that are present at unsuitable locations such as schools, health or aged care facilities, the airport, or private properties.

Please call this number if you see a flying fox that may be injured and Biodiversity Australia will ensure the animal receives care.

Council acknowledges the significant impact the dispersal has had on residents and thanks each and every one of you for your patience and understanding.