Flying foxes are a native species protected by state and federal legislation. Moreton Bay Regional Council adopts a balanced approach to flying fox roost management that recognises the well-being of residents and the need for responsible management of wildlife. Council’s preferred approach is to create buffer zones between flying foxes and houses through modification of non-native vegetation within roost sites.
Further information can be found with Council's Statement of Management intent to manage flying fox roosts(PDF, 802KB).
Council does not support flying fox dispersal
Council's flying fox management approach excludes dispersal actions. This direction is based on research and experience that dispersal does not work, with flying foxes often returning to the dispersal site in the next season.
Council supports a national approach to fox management
As a member of the Local Government Association of Queensland, Council will continue to call on the state and federal governments to take a more active role in the study and management of flying foxes.
Flying foxes on private land
Council can provide advice but does not reimburse residents for work or impacts on privately owned land.