Pest and feral animals degrade our natural resources, damage precious remnant vegetation, compromise biodiversity and interfere with human health and recreation.

What do I do if I have a pest or feral animal issue?

If you are experiencing a pest or feral animal issue on your property, it is important that you take steps to resolve the issue yourself. Ipswich City Council’s role in relation to pest and feral animals is limited to matters on council owned land as well as assessing and regulating when an issue is, or becomes, a public health concern.

The following animals have been declared by the State Government as pest animals:

  • Wild dogs (other than a domestic dog)
  • European fox
  • Feral pig
  • European rabbit

For more information and toolkits on these pest animals see PestSmart Connect’s Pest Portal or the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

If you have taken responsible steps to resolve the issue yourself and have not been successful, you can contact council who can discuss with you and provide further advice.