Declared Pest Plants & Animals



  • 5 May 2021 - Pest Management action to control Feral Pigs in place at Saunders Beach.


  • Wild dog activity reported Monday 12 April at Pallarenda Conservation Park. Please do not walk pets at Pallarenda beach access 17 – 20.


  • Multiple reports in April of wild dog activity on Castle Hill. Please be careful.
  • Council is conducting Wild Dog/Pest Management works as part of Council’s Biosecurity Program.
    • The Wild Dog/Pest Management works will be contained to the Triandra Track, Castle Hill. Works require the complete closure to the Triandra Track. The track will be fenced with appropriate closure information signage installed on-site for community awareness.
      To ensure the safety of the community the Triandra Track closure will be enforced 24 hours per day throughout these works.
      The Pest Management including the Triandra Track temporary closure works are scheduled to commence Monday, 17 May 2021 and are expected to take twelve days to complete with the track reopening to the community Tuesday, 29 May 2021.  Works Notification - Triandra Track Castle Hill (PDF, 252.3 KB)

The Townsville Biosecurity Plan outlines Council's strategies for preventing the introduction, eradicating and containing restricted pest plants and animals in Townsville.

Notifying council about pests

Have you discovered a new weed or a new infestation of an existing weed? Seen a pest animal that you haven't noticed in Townsville before?

If so, complete our Pest Notification form, once returned to council either by email or in person at 103 Walker Street we will follow up on your sighting.

Further Information

Information on other pest plant and pest animal activities in which council is involved, visit State of the Environment or Biosecurity Queensland.