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Important Fox Baiting Notification

Please be advised that fox baiting using 1080 poison will soon commence across the Sydney North Region. The program aim is to ensure the long term protection and recovery of native animals on the Northern Beaches.

Fox baiting will occur in the following reserves between 12 August to 30 August 2019

  • Manly Warringah War Memorial Park
  • Dee Why Lagoon Wildlife Refugee
  • Allenby Park
  • Middle Creek Reserve
  • Ingleside Chase Reserve


PLEASE NOTE - ALL dogs and cats MUST stay out of the above areas for 4 weeks following the baiting period end date in accordance with permit regulations to minimise any risk of harm. As 1080 is lethal to dogs and cats, it is vital that you ensure the safety of your pets by preventing them from entering the reserves during the dates listed above and 4 weeks after until 27 September 2019.

For more information please contact Councils Invasive Species Team on 1300 434 434.

A feral animal is an animal that was either originally domesticated and escaped into the wild or an animal brought from its native environment into a foreign one. Most feral animals were brought to Australia to control a different pest population. There are feral animals thriving on the Northern Beaches and Council is responsible for controlling these populations.

Cane Toads

Cane toads are a major threat to native animals and the Northern Beaches are at risk of invasion.


Feral cats are a problem along the Northern Beaches and Council is involved in managing feral cat populations.


Foxes are feral animals in Australia. They have spread throughout most of the country including our Northern Beaches.

Indian Mynas

Myna birds are invasive with feral colonies on the Northern Beaches. Council is involved in managing myna populations.


Feral rabbits are a declared pests on the Northern Beaches. Council is involved in managing rabbit populations.