Pests

How we can help 


Rats

Currently, there is no Council rat baiting service.

How to prevent and control rats and mice


On Council land - call 8397 7444 to request removal.

On private land - call a private bee keeper. Costs may apply. 


On Council land - call 8397 7444 to request removal.

On private or commercial land - call 1800 150 080 to request removal.

Please locate the nest before you call.


Feral pigeons

Management and control of feral pigeons

If someone is feeding feral pigeons, you can request Council to contact them regarding the matter - call 8397 7444


Possums

Council loans cages suitable for catching possums free of charge for a 14 day period. Complete the animal cage waiting list form to add your name. Waiting time can be up to 2 months.

A permit is required to trap or catch and release possums on your property. Follow the Department of Environment possum guidelines to complete a permit application form.

A copy of the permit must be provided to Council before cage is collected. 

Cages can be collected from a designated Council facility during business hours at a pre-arranged time. Cage is to be returned in clean and undamaged condition. A fee for cleaning or repair will be issued if the cage is not returned in same condition as it was loaned. Cages not returned will incur a fee.


Snakes

On Council land - call 8397 7444 to request removal.

On private land - call a private snake catcher. Costs may apply.