A pest 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 are a major threat to native animals and the Northern Beaches are at risk of invasion.
Cats are highly valued companion pets but can also have a devastating effect on native animals. There are steps you can take to help keep your cat ...
Foxes are feral animals in Australia. They have spread throughout most of the country including our Northern Beaches.
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.
Photo: Cameron Webb (NSW Health Pathology)
Mosquitoes are a natural part of the local ecosystem. There are more than 300 different species of mosquito in Australia but only a small number of...