Pittwater Council's Rabbit Control Programs
Pindone Baiting - 2 - 28 June 2013
Wild rabbit Control using Pindone poison baits will take place at headlands, parks, ovals, golf courses and beaches throughout Pittwater from 2 - 28 June 2013.
The locations listed below will be monitored in the first instance for the presence of rabbit infestations and if baiting is to occur advisory signs will be displayed at all affected reserves. If the baiting program needs to be extended due to wet weather, on-site signs and Council's website will display the new finish date.
During the first part of the program raw, green-dyed oats (not laced with Pindone poison) are laid where evidence of rabbit activity is seen. The second phase of the program involves laying of green-dyed oats that are laced with Pindone poison. The poison baits are laid in the afternoon and any uneaten baits are removed early the following morning. The sites are then checked regularly for carcasses. Please report to Council any dead rabbits found during the baiting period at the sites listed on this page.
Pindone poison is an anticoagulant considered low level of hazard to humans and domestic animals when used according to the label. However, children should be supervised and pets kept away from the affected reserves for the duration of the program. Dogs should also be kept on leash in areas surrounding the participating reserves. In case of accidental poisoning with Pindone, persons should contact the Poisons Information Centre on 131126 and go to the closest hospital emergency department. Animals should be taken to the closest vet immediately.
Please contact Council on (02) 9970 1111 with any queries.
Sites for rabbit monitoring and potential baiting of wild rabbits:
|38 Whipbird Circuit||Crown of Newport Reserve||North Palm Beach Dunes|
|4A Edwin Yard Place||Dearin Reserve||Palmgrove Park|
|51 Bungan Head Road||Eric Green Reserve||Pavich Reserve|
|7 Jacksons Road||Fern Creek/Honeysuckle Grove||Pittwater Rugby Park|
|76 Bassett Street||Golf Centre||Plateau Park|
|AJ Small Reserve||Governor Phillip Park||Porter Reserve|
|Anana Reserve||Hordern Park||Reserve between Jedda, Delwood & Kariboo Roads|
|Angophora Reserve||Katoa Reserve||Right of Way between Yachtsman's Reserve|
|Apex Park||Kitchener Park||Shearwater Reserve|
|Avalon Beach Dunes||Lake Park Reserve||South Avalon Headland|
|Avalon Golf||Lakeside Caravan Park||South Bilgola Headland|
|Bangalley Headland Reserve||Malo Reserve||Sunset Reserve|
|Bangalow Park||McKay Reserve||Sydney Water Site|
|Bassett Street Reserve||McKay Reserve North||Toongari Reserve|
|Beaconsfield Street Reserve (rear 65-67)||Mona Vale Bowling Club||Trafalgar Park|
|Bilgola Beach||Mona Vale Cemetery||Turimetta Headland|
|Boondah Council Depot||Mona Vale Dunes||Village Park|
|Boondah Playing Field||Newport Beach - South||Warriewood Beach|
|Bungan Beach||North Mona Vale Headland||Wiltshire Park|
|Bungan Headland||North Narrabeen Headland||Winji Jimmi Reserve|
|Careel Head||North Narrabeen Pool Car Park||Winnererremy Bay|
|Catalpa Reserve||North Narrabeen Reserve||Cheryl Reserve|
*** INNOCULATE PET RABBITS *** CALCIVIRUS RELEASE- MARCH 2013 ***
Pittwater Council is participating in a co-ordinated regional feral rabbit control program across the northern beaches which involves the release of Calicivirus (Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus). This is likely to occur in late March 2013.
The virus will be released in a number of locations across Pittwater. We urge all owners and breeders of domestic rabbits to ensure animals in their care are vaccinated before the end of February. Please contact your local veterinarian to arrange vaccination.
Calicivirus can be lethal to all rabbits however innoculation of pet rabbits can be undertaken. This should be undertaken on an annual basis.
Calicivirus is now present across Pittwater. Calicivirus is released by vertebrate pest management agencies provided all the guidelines of the release protocol are met.
Important note to pet rabbit owners & rabbit breeders: please seek advice from your veterinary surgeon regarding annual vaccination against rabbit Calicivirus. Generally the vaccination should take place prior to February each year to ensure that there is sufficient time for immunity to build-up in your rabbit prior to any release of the biological agent by public authorities.
For further Information
- Contact a Bushland Management Officer on 9970 1111
- Refer to Council's Feral Rabbit information page.
Updated: 23 May 2013