Flying-foxes are intelligent, social animals that live in large colonies comprised of individuals and family groups. They are critical in ensuring ecosystem health and the long-term survival of our Eucalypt forests. Flying-foxes are also a threatened species under NSW and Commonwealth legislation.
Council is managing flying-foxes in line with the Eurobodalla Flying-Fox Management Plan 2018, which takes resident impacts and flying-fox welfare into account. This may also include carrying out approved dispersal activities in extreme circumstances where the impacts on residents are very high on Council-managed lands.
Read the latest news about flying-foxes in Eurobodalla, what Council is doing to help residents, camp sizes, population and location, flying-fox monitoring and access fact sheets.
Get the facts and find out the answers to frequently asked questions such as what you can do to reduce the impact of living near flying-foxes, noise and smell.
Flying-foxes are critical in ensuring ecosystem health and the long-term survival of our Eucalypt forests. Here you will find information about the flying-fox species.
You can read about the Batemans Bay Flying-Fox Dispersal Plan, approvals required for dispersal, legislation and Council's dispersal activities.
To help us monitor flying-foxes across Eurobodalla Shire, if you see flying-foxes camping in new areas, you can report it by using our online form.
The plan provides some level of certainty to the community as to how current and future camps are likely to be managed. It also provides a framework to reduce impacts on residents.