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Damage mitigation permits for crop protection

The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection works with individuals, the community and local governments to help resolve issues involving flying-foxes. Concerns mainly relate to the presence of flying-fox roosts in urban areas and flying-fox damage to crops.

Pre-lodgment service

Anyone considering applying for a damage mitigation permit (DMP) to disperse a flying-fox roost or to protect a crop should arrange a meeting with the department to discuss their issues before they apply. This meeting will outline the information requirements of the application.

To arrange a meeting, please contact Permit and Licence Management or email palm@ehp.qld.gov.au.

Obtaining a damage mitigation permit for crop protection

Shooting of flying-foxes

In certain circumstances the use of lethal measures (shooting) is permitted for controlling flying-fox damage to crops. For more information about DMPs for the lethal control of flying-foxes for crop protection, refer to:

Non-harmful control of flying-foxes

The department encourages the use of flying-fox deterrents that are non-harmful.

For information to assist with complying with permit conditions, refer to:

Summary of DMPs issued for the lethal take of flying-foxes for crop protection for the 2015-2016 growing season

DMP applications summary
Received Granted Refused Under assessment Withdrawn
16 16 0 0 0

2015–2016 Queensland quota and allocation for the lethal take of flying-foxes

 

Black flying-fox

Little red flying-fox

Grey-headed flying-fox

Total

Quota

3500

4000

1280

8780

Quota left unallocated

2320

2955

830

6105

Number of return of operations received

Black flying-foxes

Little red flying-foxes

Grey-headed flying-foxes

Total flying-foxes

% of allocation shot

allocation

shot

allocation

shot

allocation

shot

allocation

shot

7

1180

198

1045

112

450

15

2675

325

12.10

Summary of DMPs issued for the lethal take of flying-foxes for crop protection for the 2014-2015 growing season

DMP applications summary
Received Granted Refused Under assessment Withdrawn
14 14 0   0
2014–2015 Queensland quota and allocation for the lethal take of flying-foxes
  Black flying-fox Little red flying-fox Grey-headed flying-fox Spectacled flying-fox Total
Quota 3500 4000 1280 1800 10580
Quota left unallocated 2510 3070 930 1710 8220
Details of flying-fox lethal take under DMPs 2014–2015
Number of return of operations received Black flying-foxes Little red flying-foxes Grey-headed flying-foxes Spectacled flying-foxes Total flying-foxes % of allocation shot
allocation shot allocation shot allocation shot allocation shot allocation shot
14 990 215 930 105 350 1 90 17 2360 338 14.3

Summary of DMPs issued for the lethal take of flying-foxes for crop protection for the 2013–2014 growing season

DMP applications summary
Received Granted Refused Under assessment Withdrawn
17 16 1 0 0
2013–2014 Queensland quota and allocation for the lethal take of flying-foxes
  Black flying-fox Little red flying-fox Grey-headed flying-fox Spectacled flying-fox Total
Quota 3500 4000 1280 1800 10580
Quota left unallocated 2370 2900 680 1710 7660
Details of flying-fox lethal take under DMPs 2013–2014
Number of return of operations received Black flying-foxes Little red flying-foxes Grey-headed flying-foxes Spectacled flying-foxes Total flying-foxes % of allocation shot
allocation shot allocation shot allocation shot allocation shot allocation shot
14 1130 465 1100 180 600 0 90 18 2920 663 22.7

DMPs issued for the lethal take of flying-foxes for crop protection for the 2012–2013 growing season

DMP applications summary
Received Granted Refused Under assessment Withdrawn
19 10 4 0 5
2012–2013 Queensland quota and allocation for the lethal take of flying-foxes
  Black flying-fox Little red flying-fox Grey-headed flying-fox Spectacled flying-fox Total
Quota 3500 4000 1280 1800 10,580
Quota left unallocated 2700 3310 870 1755 8635
Details of flying-fox lethal take under DMPs 2012–2013
Number of return of operations received Black flying-foxes Little red flying-foxes Grey-headed flying-foxes Spectacled flying-foxes Total flying-foxes % of allocation shot
allocation shot allocation shot allocation shot allocation shot allocation shot
10 800 239 690 62 410 0 45 0 1945 301 15.5

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Last updated
20 April 2016