Pest animals present a significant threat to our biosecurity, biodiversity and economy, environment and community wellbeing.
The community and land managers feel the impacts of pest animals because they:
- prey on livestock and wildlife
- increase grazing pressure on pastures
- damage crops and plants
- compete with native wildlife for food and habitat
- spread diseases to people and other animals (including stock and pets)
- damage fences and other infrastructure.
You can take action:
As a land manager you need to:
- know about the priority pests in your area
- know what you should do to manage these pests
- take action to manage your local priority pests.
You should seek advice from your Local Land Services’ team and can use our online hub to understand the regulations, plans and strategies for pest management.
The role of Local Land Services
Local Land Services works with the community and relevant stakeholders and Regional Pest Animal Committees to prepare and deliver Regional Strategic Pest Animal Management Plans.
- identify the priority pest species in each local area
- outline management outcomes for each pest type
- outline local management approaches and provide local guidance on how people can contribute to managing pests.
Local Land Services:
- Continues to provide advice, education and guidance to land managers about pest management
- Coordinates local pest management programs and distributes Restricted Chemical Products vital for effective management of many priority pest animals.
- Enforce the regulations when necessary.