Priority Pest Animals

Priority Pest Animals

Priority pest animals of the Hills and Fleurieu

Pest animals cause significant impact to our environment and threaten the biodiversity of our landscapes. They damage native vegetation and destroy the habitats of many native animals, including threatened species.

They also can cause financial loss to agriculture, industries and community. Through risk-assessment and feedback from our stakeholders and the community the following species have been identified as the priority pest animals that need to be managed across our region.

Click on the species listed below to learn more about control methods:

Management of pest animals

Pests don't stop at boundaries or fence lines so a coordinated approach between land owners, community and stakeholders is encouraged. The recommended pest management approach includes:

  • Prevention- Prevent the entry and establishment of pest animals.
  • Eradication - Manage new and emerging pest animals with the aim of eradication.
  • Containment - Limit the spread and impact of pest animals outside containment areas.
  • Asset Protection – Use an asset protection approach to limit the spread and impact of pest animals.
  • Monitor/Limited action - Monitor to detect change in risk.

For further information about pest animal policies and regulations visit PIRSA.

The priority pest animals have been identified in the the Hills and Fleurieu Regional Pest Plant and Animal Strategy 2024 -2029.