Animals

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

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).  The program is advertised in locally circulating newspapers throughout the Region at the appropriate time and notification to individual property owners is also undertaken by Council.

Current Baiting Program

The details of Council's current baiting program are below:

Date Location

Tuesday 19 October 2021

Paynes Lagoon Airstrip

Wednesday 20 October 2021

Hidden Valley Dump

Thursday 21 October 2021

Nulla Nulla Molasses Facility

Friday 22 October 2021

Kangerong

Monday 25 October 2021

Christmas Creek

Tuesday 26 October 2021

Valley of Lagoons

Wednesday 27 October 2021

Dosey Springs Airstrip

Thursday 28 October 2021

Camel Creek

Monday 1 November 2021

Hillgrove Airstrip

Tuesday 2 November 2021

Slogan Downs Airstrip

Wednesday 3 November 2021

Nevena Water Facility

Thursday 4 November 2021

Rangeview Turn-off

Friday 5 November 2021

Barrington Gravel Pit

Monday 8 November 2021

Ballabay Water Facility

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Cardigan

Wednesday 10 November 2021

Myola

Thursday 11 November 2021

Silver Valley

Monday 15 November 2021

Mirtna

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Moonoomoo Turn-off

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Scartwater - Bundabaroo Turn-off

Thusday 18 November 2021

Red Hill - Campaspe River

If you wish to conduct a 1080 baiting campaign in your area, please contact Council.

1080 Doggone Biscuits

In addition to the 1080 Baiting Program, 1080 Doggone Biscuits are readily available for purchase by from local Schedule 7 retailers.

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. 

The purchase of Pigout Baits requires the completion and submission of the Application Form above and is granted on the same terms and conditions as the purchase of 1080 Doggone Biscuits.  Council's Fees and Charges outline the cost associated with the purchase of Pigout baits.