Foxes pose a major threat to native wildlife, including endangered species such as the Southern Brown Bandicoot. Many of our native species are not used to predators like foxes and cats, so stand little chance of survival when these animals come into their habitats.

Report a fox sighting.

Fox baiting

We conduct fox baiting twice a year within our bushland reserves to protect native species from fox predation.

You may have noticed an increase in native animals since the program started. Studies also show that native animal populations are able to recover and return to their natural habitats in areas where fox control programs have been in place for a number of years.

Baiting locations and dates

Fox baiting will take place in the following reserves:

  • Bradley Reserve
  • Cowan Creek Reserve
  • Ku-ring-gai Creek Reserve
  • Moores Creek Reserve
  • Old She Oak Reserve
  • Sheldon Forest
  • St Ives Tree Tip Reserve
  • Surgeon White Reserve
  • Troon Creek Reserve
  • Rofe Park

1080 baits will be buried in these reserves between Monday 7 August 2017 and Friday 25 August 2017.

Dogs are prohibited in National Parks at all times.

Dogs must not enter reserves during the following dates. Penalties apply Monday 31 June 2017 to Friday 22 September 2017.

Signs will be erected before baits are laid. Please observe dates on signs for further details.

Warning: 1080 poison is lethal to dogs and cats

Council uses Foxoff® Fox Bait or Foxoff® Econobait in the program – both designed specifically for fox control. These baits contain 1080 (Sodium monofluoroacetate), which is lethal to dogs and cats.

Warning signs are posted around baiting areas when the program is underway to notify the public. Ads are also printed in local papers and local vets notified. It is vital that pet owners take extra precaution to ensure their pets do not enter reserves during baiting season.

Baits are buried to reduce the risk of poisoning animals other than foxes. There is little or no risk to native wildlife or pets, but if you suspect a poisoning contact your local vet as soon as possible.

Please note that dogs are prohibited from national parks and the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden at all times.

More information

Contact our Bushland Maintenance Supervisor on 9424 0401 or email