Four species of flying fox are native to mainland Australia and occur mostly in northern and eastern temperate and sub-tropical coastal areas.
Council has developed a regional flying-fox management plan (PDF, 1.35MB). The plan has been endorsed by the state government, and is approved by the federal government as a conservation agreement. The management plan provides a range of clear management options to assist council in decision-making on how best to manage flying-foxes within the region.
BatMap - monitoring and actions
Follow up to date monitoring and management actions of all flying-fox roosts on council land.
Queensland Health advises that while flying foxes can carry Hendra Virus and Australasian Bat Lyssavirus, disease can only be transmitted via a scratch or bite.
Living with flying foxes
The grey-headed flying-fox is considered to exist as a single national population and there are three roosts on the Sunshine Coast which are identified as important to the national population.
Education and events
Keep up to date with council's flying fox actions and upcoming community events.
Flying fox management
Watch the video to find out all about council's regional flying-fox management plan.
Importance of flying foxes
All flying-foxes and their roosting habitat are protected in Queensland under the Nature Conservation Act 1992.