Pest animal management
How we support landholders’ pest management
Our biosecurity officers are on the ground to provide advice to help landholders control pest species on their land. This includes:
- providing advice on how to deal with declared pest species
- coordinating management plans to control pests
- inspecting properties for declared pests and helping you to develop a control plan
- providing advice on controlling pest animals – either through group baiting programs (organised with your neighbours) or individual control methods.
We also sell baits to ratepayers and can advise you on purchasing baits (such as meat, carrots and grain) depending on your needs.
Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training
To possess 1080, Pindone, RHDV, or PAPP baits you must be accredited (or under the direct supervision of an accredited person) with an AQF3 Chemical accreditation or Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training (VPIT) course accreditation.
Local Land Services offers the half-day VPIT course. Upon successful completion you will hold a 5-year accreditation to possess 1080, Pindone, RHDV and or PAPP baits.
Due to the social distancing requirements during the COVID-19 crisis Local Land Services is developing an online VPIT course. If you’d like to be notified when this is available, please register your interest by calling your nearest office on 1300 795 299.
Have you already completed the AQF 3 or VPIT training, but your accreditation has expired?
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has changed accreditation periods for landholders and Local Land Services staff who require accreditation to manage pest animals.
If your accreditation expired after 1 March this year (2020) it can be extended to 21 October 2020 as per the latest EPA chemical accreditation exemptions.
You can read the Gazettal here.
Group pest control programs
The most effective method of controlling pest animals across NSW landscapes is with coordinated group control programs.
Each year we coordinate hundreds of group programs using a variety of control methods. We encourage all landholders to participate for the largest impact on pest populations.
To find out more about group control programs in your area, contact Local Land Services on 1300 795 299 or look up your local office.
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