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Northern Beaches Fox Trapping Program

Please be advised that fox trapping using leg hold traps will be undertaken from 13 - 27 May 2019 in the reserves listed below:

  • Allenby Park
  • Londonderry Drive Reserve
  • Dee Why Lagoon Wildlife Refuge
  • Middle Creek Reserve

The program aim is to ensure the long-term protection and recovery of native animals on the Northern Beaches. Depleting fox numbers will assist in the protection of family pets and backyard chickens from fox attack, mange, ticks and other diseases spread by foxes. ALL dogs MUST stay out of the above areas for the duration of the program to minimise any risk of harm.

For further information please contact the 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.