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Report a problem - Pests

For information on pests of the Gold Coast, please select from the list below.

Animals and birds

Pest animal attacks on public land - please contact the City on 07 5667 5990 to report an attack on a person, pet or livestock, or if the animals are posing a public safety risk.

If you see a native animal, such as a snake, on City land that you believe may pose a risk to public safety, please contact us on 07 5667 5990 to arrange an inspection.

The following animals and birds are considered pests and are part of the City of Gold Coast’s Pest Management Plan 2013-17. We would appreciate your help in reporting sightings of these pests. Please follow the links below before submitting your report to find out more information about the pest, or if you are unsure of your sightings.

Help us manage the number of feral pests in our city by reporting any sightings using our online form below.

Report a problem online

Use this online form to report your issue to City of Gold Coast.

Swooping birds

Some native animals can have nuisance behaviours (such as swooping) and can pose a risk to the public. For more information on nuisance native animals, please see our Wildlife page. 

For problems related to swooping birds on public (City) land, please complete our online form below.

Report a problem online

Use this online form to report your issue to City of Gold Coast.   

Midges and mosquitoes

The City’s Pest Management Unit can assist with problems with these pests on both private property and public (City) land.

Please visit the links below for more information before submitting a report:

Report a problem online

Use this online form to report your issue to City of Gold Coast.  

Insects, rodents and ibis

The following are considered pests and we would appreciate your help in reporting sightings of these pests on City land. Please follow the links below before submitting your report to find out more information, or if you are unsure of your sightings.

Help us to manage the number of pest insects in our city by reporting any sightings using our online form below.

Report a problem online

Use this online form to report your issue to City of Gold Coast.

Pest plants and weeds

Our City’s Pest Management Plan 2013-17 applies to all land and waterways within the City's boundaries and targets the pest species listed in various control classes under the Land Protection (Pest and Stock Route Management) Act 2002. The City is responsible for controlling the pest plants listed below. We urge residents to play their part in helping to manage pest species by reporting sightings of these pest plants. Please follow the links below before submitting your report if you are unsure of your sightings.

alligator weed Alligator weed mexican water lily  Mexican Water Lily 
abomba Cabomba salvinia Salvinia
kang kong Kang Kong
 (Ipomoea aquatica)
senegal tea Senegal Tea
mexican bean tree Mexican Bean Tree water hyacinth Water Hyacinth

Help us manage the number of pest weeds and plants in our city by reporting any sightings using our online form below.

Report a problem online

Use this online form to report your issue to City of Gold Coast. 

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