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Foxes were introduced into Australia in 1871 and cause environmental damage by preying on native animals.

Council carries out fox control in bushland reserves.

Residents with poultry should ensure that their poultry house is soundly constructed and properly secured to keep out foxes.


City of Ryde will be undertaking control of foxes and rabbits in a number of Council’s parks and reserves as part of an ongoing program undertaken by public authorities in public open space across northern Sydney. Feral animals have a significant impact on our wildlife and assets and as land manager of these parks City of Ryde is responsible for the control of these species.

A fox control program utilising a variety of techniques will be carried out in the following parks and reserves over the next 12 months: Brush Farm Park, Field of Mars Reserve, Pembroke Park, Forrester Park, Kittys Creek Reserve and Portius Park. 

Signage will be displayed in the parks and reserves when the programs are being undertaken. Please ensure your safety and the safety of your pets (dogs and cats) by following the instructions on the signage and avoid entering parks that have been closed to the public at night. This program does NOT include 1080 baiting.

To report any fox sightings please visit the Fox Scan website.

If you would like any further information on these programs, please contact our Customer Service on 9952 8222 or view the Feral Rabbits page

Last updated on 4 August 2017