NOTIFICATION - Fox baiting using 1080 Poison in NPWS


Please find attached notification of continuous and ongoing fox control using 1080 POISON with ground baits and canid pest ejectors (CPE’s) in Sydney Harbour National Park, Garigal National Park, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, and Lane Cove National Park. As part of this program, baiting also occurs on North Head Sanctuary managed by Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the Australian Institute of Police Management facility at North Head.

This email provides notification for the 6 monthly period of 1 February 2020 – 31 July 2020.

Warning signs are displayed at park entrances to notify the public of 1080 baiting.

  • 1080 Poison for fox control is used in these reserves in a continuous and ongoing manner. This means that baits and ejectors (CPE’s) remain in the reserves and are checked/replaced every 6 - 8 weeks.
  • 1080 use at these locations is in accordance with NSW pesticides legislation, relevant 1080 Pesticide Control Orders and the NPWS Vertebrate Pesticides Standard Operating Procedures.
  • A series of public notifications occur on a 6 monthly basis including; alerts on the NPWS website, public notices in local papers, Area pesticide use notification registers and to the NPWS call centre.

If you have any further general enquiries about 1080 please feel free to contact me on 0447 212 652, or for specific program enquiries please contact the local NPWS Area office:

NPWS Sydney North Area (Middle Head) office: 8968 6300

NPWS Sydney North Area (Forestville) office: 9451 3479

NPWS North West Sydney Area (Lane Cove NP) office: 8448 0400

NPWS after-hours Duty officer service: 8579 0537

North Head Sanctuary, Manly (Harbour Trust lands): 8969 2128

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