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Goondiwindi Regional Council's Biosecurity Plan 2019-2022

Wild dog fence

Wild Dog Check Fence

Goondiwindi Regional Council is responsible for approximately 283km of the Wild Dog Check Fence at an annual cost of approximately $430,000 including depreciation. 

Wild Dog Bounties

Goondiwindi Regional Council offers a Bounty of $100 per dog, captured on the ‘clean’ side of the barrier fence.

  • The bounty will not be paid for dogs caught on the ‘dirty’ side of the barrier fence.
  • A GPS reading or sufficient information to enable accurate identification of the capture point is required.
  • The bounty claims are payable on production of a signed statutory declaration from the claimant which includes a verification contact and authority to contact that party.
  • The bounty claim must be accompanied by the scalp of the dog, which must be one continuous cut from top of scalp to the tip of the tail.
  • Scalps should be presented for inspection at the Council Depots in Goondiwindi or Inglewood.
  • The bounty is not payable to Council staff.

Forms / Fact Sheets

Wild Dog / Fox Baiting Programs

Goondiwindi Regional Council co-ordinates two (2) baiting programs per year, which are scheduled to target strategic periods in wild dog lifecycles. (Autumn and Spring)

Autumn Baiting Progam

The baiting programs for the Inglewood area is during April and for the Goondiwindi area during July. Council will supply 100 meat baits at no cost during the Autumn baiting.

Spring Baiting Program

Landholders supply meat for the Spring baiting program which is held during September for both Inglewood and Goondiwindi areas.

Forms / Fact Sheets

Myna bird trap

Indian Myna Birds

Goondiwindi Regional Council (GRC) has received numerous inquires about the increasing numbers of Indian Mynas in the GRC area.

Noisy, territorially aggressive, and not afraid of humans, Indian Mynas hang out in flocks from 5 to 20, and can be very long-lived.

These birds are seriously bad news for our native birds and other small animals. They are fiercely territorial and use their superior numbers to aggressively defend their territory.  During the breeding season they take over tree hollows from native birds and small animals (such as sugar gliders) after harassing and evicting them. They build and defend several nests during the breeding season although they only use one nest — this excludes native hollow nesting birds and animals from those nesting sites. They kill chicks and destroy the eggs of native birds.

Myna birds in trapAfter finding plans on the internet of how to make a trap, Councils Natural Resource Management Officer, Nathan Stephenson, has made a trap and been quite successful in trapping a number of birds.  "Materials are quite cheap and the trap is quite simple to make". Nathan said.

For plans of the trap and trapping tips (click on the links below):

It is unlikely to totally eliminate Indian Mynas from the GRC environment. However, with a concerted, coordinated and sustained effort, we believe a significant impact can be made on the Indian Myna population in the region, thereby helping to protect our native birds and small mammals.

For further information please contact:

Rebecca Morrissy
Natural Resource Management Officer
Goondiwindi Regional Council
M: 0427 638 835