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Tree and vegetation clearing

Council regulates vegetation removal of plants and trees from private land.

Bushland Reserve Management

Natural bushland is a valued habitat for wildlife and provides green space for people to enjoy. Find out ways residents can help protect Noosa's natural areas.

Flying Foxes

Flying-foxes have been in existence for thousands of years and are essential for forest pollination and seed dispersal.Flying-foxes are of concern to some residents because of the noise, smell, droppings and infection risk associated with flying fox camps.  

Injured wildlife

There are numerous rescue and rehabilitation wildlife carers in the region to assist with injured wildlife.


Council has developed a Koala Conservation Plan to help conserve the Shire's Koalas and protect their habitat. For more information see the Koala Fact Sheet.

Land for Wildlife

Land for Wildlife is a free, voluntary conservation program that encourages and inspires private landholders to look after their land for our native wildlife.

Pest Survey Program

Council undertakes a Biosecurity Surveillance Program on urban and rural properties across the Shire in collaboration with landholders. This activity is in accordance with Section 235 of the Biosecurity Act 2014.

Pest animals

Council undertakes a range of programs for the control of pest animals throughout the Shire using trapping and targeted poison baiting programs. See Council's Pest Management Plan for activities undertaken to control and eradicate pest animals.

Weeds and Pests

Effective weed and pest management is about developing a good understanding of the targeted species biology and ecology. Strategic actions and priorities for focussed weed and pest management by all stakeholders over the next four years is set out in Noosa's Pest Management Plan (2015-19).

Community Bushland Care Program

The Community Bushland Care Program is a highly effective program which actively involves community volunteers in the conservation and restoration of Noosa’s natural areas.