Flying-fox roost management notification form

The purpose of this notification form is to enable the department to record the type and extent of authorised flying-fox roost management actions being undertaken in order to improve roost management practices and conservation outcomes for flying-foxes in Queensland.

Background and important information

Please note that this form is only for use by:

Where proposed actions are ‘low impact’ as defined under the Code of practice—Low impact activities (PDF, 89.0KB) , they are exempt from requiring a notification. This form does not need to be completed if only low impact actions are being undertaken.

This form must be submitted for one location only (see further guidance under Section 5. Management actions below) and for one four-week period at a time. Further forms cannot be submitted until current actions have ceased or within a 48-hour period of the current form expiring. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in the notification form being deemed invalid.

More information: Authorised flying-fox roost management.

Required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

  1. 1. Authorised entity
    1. Are you a local government officer operating on behalf of your local government under as-of-right authority? *
    2. If answered ‘No’ above
    3. If answered ‘No’ above
  2. 2. Person in charge
  3. 3. Location of roost
    1. Please enter either a street address or coordinates. *
      1. Street address
      2. Coordinates
        1. In decimal degrees, e.g. -17.286001
        2. Decimal degrees, e.g. 145.573891
    2. Add a map of the location, as either an image or a PDF. Maximum file size is 5MB.
  4. 4. Description of roost
    1. Species numbers *

      Estimated number of each flying-fox species present at the time of notification

    2. When did the species count take place?
      1. dd/mm/yyyy
      2. e.g. 11.30am
    3. Breeding and rearing young
      1. What evidence is there of breeding and/or rearing activity taking place at the time of notification? *

      If there is evidence of breeding and/or rearing activity, consideration should be given to avoiding roost management activities as any disturbance can result in additional distress that can cause pregnant females to abort foetuses, and injury or death in dependent young.

  5. 5. Management actions

    Note: This notification is valid for all notified management actions conducted at the specified roost within a four-week time frame from the specified start date.

    In the circumstance that flying-foxes move to a secondary site, if you are satisfied that the secondary site does not meet the definition of a flying-fox roost under the NC Act an additional notification is not required to manage the secondary site. However, an additional notification is required to manage the secondary site if/when it becomes a flying-fox roost.

      1. dd/mm/yyyy
      2. dd/mm/yyyy
      3. e.g. 7–10am and 4–5pm
    1. Intended outcome
      1. The intended outcome is for flying-foxes at this location to: *
    2. Vegetation management
      1. Vegetation management proposed *
      2. If answered ‘Removing 50% to 100% of roost trees’ above dd/mm/yyyy
      3. If answered ‘Removing 50% to 100% of roost trees’ above
      4. If this roost site is within 50km of another local government area, has the other local government authority been notified of this upcoming action? * If answered ‘Removing 50% to 100% of roost trees’ above
    3. Attempt to drive away
      1. Will there be an attempt to drive away flying-foxes? *
      2. If answered ‘Yes’ above
      3. If answered ‘Yes’ above
      4. If answered ‘Yes’ above
      5. If this roost site is within 50km of another local government area, has the other local government authority been notified of this upcoming action? * If answered ‘Yes’ above
    4. Please describe the proposed methods for the management actions.
    5. Please provide any further information relevant to this notification.
    6. I intend to comply with the Code * Code of practice—Ecologically sustainable management of flying-fox roosts (PDF, 95.1KB)

Privacy statement

The Department of Environment and Science collects personal information from you, including information about your: name, email address and telephone number.

We collect this information to enable the department to record the type and extent of authorised flying-fox roost management actions being undertaken in order to improve roost management practices and conservation outcomes for flying-foxes in Queensland.

The Code of practice—Ecologically sustainable management of flying-fox roosts (PDF, 95.1KB) (Nature Conservation Act 1992) allows or authorises us to collect this personal information.

We will only use your information for this purpose. It will otherwise not be used or disclosed unless authorised or required by law. Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2009.