Pest Animal Management 2022

Riverina Local Land Services has Biosecurity Officers across the region that are available to assist and advise landholders to control pest species on their property.

We also sell baits to ratepayers and can advise you on purchasing baits (such as meat, carrots and grain) depending on your needs, and can assist with Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training.

Order your baits - all baits must be ordered a minimum of three days before collection. You must also notify your neighbours three days before laying baits.

To acquire and use 1080 baits in NSW, you must be accredited with an AQF3 Chemical Accreditation or Vertebrate Pesticide Induction Training (VPIT) course accreditation.

For general information about our role in pest animal management, click here.


Fox and Wild Dog Bait Collection

Every year Riverina Local Land Services locks in local bait collection points to allow landholders to order and pick up baits at a location convenient to them.

It's important to note, all land managers have a General Biosecurity Duty under the NSW Biosecurity Act 2015. This duty requires that anyone who knows or ought to reasonably know about a biosecurity risk has a duty to prevent, eliminate or minimise that risk as far as reasonably practicable.

It is important to note, as a land manager you also have biosecurity obligations to your neighbours. Riverina land managers should refer to the Working towards your General Biosecurity guide or speak to your local Biosecurity Officer.

To order baits, contact your closest Biosecurity Officer (listed for each location below).

Click here to read more about the 2022 baiting program.

Local bait collection points

Griffith and surrounds

Contact Biosecurity Officer Ron Kocaj (0427 262 225)

DateTimeLocality
AUTUMN BAIT COLLECTION DATES  
25 Feb7.30am -9amGriffith Saleyards - Griffin Avenue
28 Feb9am - 10.00amHillston LLS office 180 High St Hillston
1 Mar 9am -10amGriffith LLS Office 200 Murray Rd Hanwood
4 Mar7.30am - 9amGriffith Saleyards - Griffin Avenue
9 Mar9am - 10amMurrami Silos
11 Mar7.30am - 9amGriffith Saleyards - Griffin Avenue
17 Mar9am - 10amRankins Springs Memorial Hall
25 Mar7.30am - 9amGriffith Saleyards - Griffin Avenue
8 Apr7.30am -9amGriffith Saleyards - Griffin Avenue
SPRING BAIT COLLECTION DATES  
5 Aug7.30am -9amGriffith Saleyards - Griffin Avenue
10 Aug9am -10amHillston LLS Office 180 High St Hillston
12 Aug7.30am -9amGriffith Saleyards - Griffin Avenue
26 Aug7.30am - 9amGriffith Saleyards - Griffin Avenue
31 Aug9.00am - 10am"Pt Acres", Pulletop Road, Yenda

Gundagai and surrounds

Contact Biosecurity Officers Richard Lloyd (0427 012 739) and Peter Fitzpatrick (0428 534 619)

DateTimeLocality
AUTUMN BAIT COLLECTION DATES  
28 Feb8:30am Gundagai Local Land Services Office, 87 Sheridan Street, Gundagai
1 Mar8.30am‘Bongongo’, Adjungbilly Road, Adjungbilly 
11 Mar9.00amPevensey', Stockinbingal Road, Cootamundra
11 Mar10.00am‘Springvale’, Dudauman Road, Cootamundra
11 Mar11.00am‘Dinya’, Berthong Road, Cootamundra
14 Mar9.00amIllabo Pub, Illabo
15 Mar8.30am‘Bongongo’, Adjungbilly Road, Adjungbilly
16 Mar9.00amBethungra Rural Fire Service Shed
17 Mar9.00amWantabadgery Hall, Wantabadgery
18 Mar8.30amGundagai Local Land Services Office, 87 Sheridan Street, Gundagai
30 Mar9.00amGilmore Hall
30 Mar10.00amLacmalac Hall
31 Mar9.00amCorner Snowy Mountains Highway & Ellerslie Road
1 Apr9.30amHumula Hall, Humula
6 Apr8.30amGundagai Local Land Services Office, 87 Sheridan Street, Gundagai
SPRING BAIT COLLECTION DATES  
2 Aug8.30amBongongo', Adjungbilly Road, Adjungbilly
3 Aug9.00amNundi', Westbrook Road, Tarcutta
5 Aug9.00amGilmore Hall
5 Aug10.00amLacmalac Hall
10 Aug10.00amHumula Hall, Humula
11 Aug8.30amGundagai Local Land Services Office, 87 Sheridan Street, Gundagai

Hay and surrounds

Contact Biosecurity Officers Suzie Holbery (0427 592 322) and Isobella McGrath (0456 757 406)

DateTimeLocality
AUTUMN BAIT COLLECTION DATES  
8 Mar11:00Corner of Glencoe Rd and Jerilderie Rd
10 Mar9:00Local Land Services depot, Sidonia Rd
10 Mar11:00Corner of Romani Rd and Sturt Hwy
15 Mar12:00Waymea/Darcoola turnoff, Maude Rd
16 Mar10:00One Tree Hotel, Cobb Hwy
16 Mar12:00Booligal Hotel
17 Mar11:00Wongalea Rd, Mid Western Hwy
17 Mar12:00Gunbar Memorial Church, Mid Western Hwy
SPRING BAIT COLLECTION DATES  
1 Sep9:30Local Land Services depot, Sidonia Rd
8 Sep9:30Local Land Services depot, Sidonia Rd

Young and surrounds

Contact Biosecurity Officer Tom Hamilton (0427 201 172)

DateTimeLocality
1 Mar9amUngarie Bowling club
1 Mar11amWest Wyalong Lions Park
3 Mar9amAriah Park Fire Shed
3 Mar11amBarmedman Pool
7 Mar9amTubbul Fire Shed
7 Mar12pmThuddungra Hall
10 Mar10amRoseville Shed Kingsvale
10 Mar12pmHillside shed Harden
11 Mar10amTrungley Hall
15 Mar10amBlow Clear (Corner of Blow Clear and Wamboyne RDS)
15 Mar11:30amWest Wyalong Lions Park
17 Mar9amBellrye Barwang
17 Mar11amBurrowa Flats Galong
22 Mar9amMilvale Hall
22 Mar11amRosebank Grogan
24 Mar9amScenic Rd Crowther
24 Mar11amCloverleigh Karoopa Lane
29 Mar9amMurringo Hall
29 Mar11amSummerhill Wambanumba
31 Mar9amBethune McMahons Reef
31 Mar11amWestbourne Shed

Narrandera and surrounds

Contact Biosecurity Officers Reg Eade (0427 455 686) and Isaac Bunge (0419 581 649)

DateTimeLocality
AUTUMN BAIT COLLECTION DATES  
8 Mar9amCorobimilla Fire Shed
10 Mar10amRankin Springs Park
10 Mar12pmErigolia Silos
15 Mar9amGrong Grong Sports Club
15 Mar11amNarrandera Local Land Services Depot Barellan Road, Narrandera
17 Mar9amWeethalle Park
22 Mar9amGaroolgan Silos
22 Mar11amBarellan Saleyards
24 Mar9amYanco Silos
24 Mar11amColeambally Park
5 Apr9amSandigo Truck Stop
SPRING BAIT COLLECTION DATES  
2 Aug9amSandigo Truck Stop
2 Aug11amCorobimilla Fire Shed
4 Aug9amGrong Grong Sports Club
4 Aug11amNarrandera Local Land Services Depot Barellan Road, Narrandera
9 Aug9amWeethalle Park
9 Aug11amErigolia Silos
9 Aug1pmRankin Springs Park
11 Aug9amGaroolgan Silos
11 Aug11amBarellan Saleyards
16 Aug9amYanco Silos
16 Aug11amNarrandera Local Land Services Depot Barellan Road, Narrandera
18 Aug10amColeambally Park

Wagga and surrounds

Contact Biosecurity Officers Keeley Warren (0437 219 152) and Tom Schlunke (0447 145 344)

DateTimePlace
AUTUMN BAIT COLLECTION DATES  
15 Feb10am-11am"Murrulebale" Murrulebale RFS Shed (Local Contact: Tony Drum)
18 Feb10am-11am"Pulletop" Pulletop RFS Shed (Local Contact: Garry Anderson)
28 Feb11am-12pm"The Gap" The Gap/Millwood Road Hayshed (Local Contact: Malcolm McKenzie)
28 Feb12:30pm-1pm"Millwood" Cnr Millwood Rd & Boundary Lane
1 Mar11am-12pm"Collingullie" Ross Jolliffe Shed (Local Contact: Keith Jolliffe)
1 Mar1:30pm-2:30pm"Galore" Galore Hall (Local Contact: Ross Mackenzie)
2 Mar10:30am-11:30am"Galore Hill" John Schirmers Shed (Local Contact: John Schirmer)
2 Mar1pm-2pm"Osborne" Osborne Football Ground
3 Mar4pm-5pm"Eunony" Eunony RFS Shed (Local Contact: Bill Schulz)
4 Mar10am-11am"Keajura" Keajura RFS Shed (Local Contact David Maclure)
4 Mar11:30am-12:30pm"Kyeamba" Kyeamba RFS Shed (Local Contact: James Conway)
9 Mar11am-12pm"Methul" Methul Hall (Local Contact: Patrick O'Brien)
9 Mar1pm-2pm"Bectric" Bectric RFS Shed
9 Mar2:30pm-3pm"Walleroobie" Walleroobie Hall
11 Mar11am-12pm"Combaning" Robert Oliver's Shearing Shed
11 Mar1pm-1:30pm"Dirnasser" Dirnasser Hall
15 Mar10:30am-11am"Uranquinty" Uranquinty Rest Stop
15 Mar11:30am-12:30pm"French Park" French Park Tennis Courts
15 Mar1pm-2pm"The Rock" The Rock Football Ground
16 Mar11am-12pm"Mangoplah" Mangoplah Hall (Local Contact: Nathan Stoll)
16 Mar1pm-2pm"Yerong Creek" Stan Galvin Park
18 Mar11am-12pm"Glynburn" Corner Glynburn Rd & Burley Griffin Way (Local Contact: Chris Golder)
22 Mar11am-11:30am"Borambola/Ladysmith" Corner Sturt Highway & Tumbarumba Road

Meeting Your General Biosecurity Duty: Vertebrate Pest Animals

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to meeting your biosecurity obligations as a landholder.

You may or may not be aware that under the Biosecurity Act 2015, you must demonstrate that you are meeting your General Biosecurity Duty (GBD).

That is, that you are taking reasonable steps to prevent, eliminate or minimise biosecurity risks on your property. But what does this mean when it comes to vertebrate pest animals? The uniqueness of each property means this is a very complicated topic to sum up, so we have put this guide together with Riverina landholders in mind.

Inside you’ll find “farm scenarios” which are based on real data from properties within our region. Each scenario provides background on the property, summarises the current pest control the landholder is carrying out, and identifies some of the challenges they face. We have then included some advice as to how the landholder could further improve their pest control practices.

This guide is merely a starting point for you as a landholder to consider whether or not you are meeting your General Biosecurity Duty. We hope it sheds some light on what can be a difficult topic to decipher, and inspires you to contact your closest Local Land Services to discuss your individual situation.

In the same way that you may visit an accountant for tailored advice, we encourage you to get in touch with us so our team of Biosecurity Officers can assist you to understand what your role is and how you can ensure you’re meeting your obligations under the legislation.

Meeting Your General Biosecurity Duty: Vertebrate Pest Animals.