Various species have been introduced into Australia from other countries such as cane toads, foxes, rabbits, pigs, cats or dogs.
Introduced predators can decimate prey populations and even lead to their extinction. Introduced animals cause grave damage to our native vegetation and may also compete with native animals for food.
Managing these pest species is therefore a priority for Redland City Council and the community in controlling the spread and impact of pest species. Read about Council’s Biosecurity Plan.
We're encouraging the community to report sightings of pests through this Redland City Council Online Form or by phoning the customer contact centre on (07) 3829 8999 (8am to 5pm Monday – Friday, excluding public holidays). You can also report sightings of pests to Feral Scan.
To report pest fish, submit your sighting on the Department of Agricuture and Fisheries website.
Invasive pest animals in Redlands Coast
All non-indigenous amphibians, reptiles and mammals from around the world are listed as prohibited matter, except for species listed below as restricted matter (invasive animals).
Restricted invasive animals are present and established in Queensland. They have an adverse impact that is significant and, as a result, specific restrictions are placed on a person dealing with these animals. The restricted animals, with potential to be found in the Redlands, are listed below. The links below will take you to descriptions on a Queensland Government website.
- Red imported fire ant (Solenopsis invicta)
- Yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes)
- Ferret (Mustela furo)
- Red ear slider turtle (Trachemys scripta elegans).
- Cat, non-domestic (Felis catus)
- Dingo (Canis familiaris dingo)
- Dog, non-domestic (Canis familiaris)
- European fox (Vulpes vulpes)
- European rabbit, domestic and wild (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
- Feral chital (Axis axis)
- Rusa deer (Cervus timorensis)
- Feral fallow deer (Dama dama)
- Feral red deer (Cervus elaphus).
- Feral pig (Sus scrofa)
- Goat, non-domestic (Capara hircus).
- Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus)
- Carp (Cyprinus carpio)
- Mosquito fish (Gambusia holbrooki)
For local information on these pest fish and how we can all control them, visit Pest fish in the Redlands
Non-invasive pest animals in the Redlands Coast
Other pest animals that are not prohibited matter or restricted invasive matter, with potential to be found in the Redlands are listed below. The links will take you to descriptions on the Queensland Government website.