Council has Indian Myna traps available for loan to interested community members.
Tweed Shire Council is pleased to welcome you to our Indian Myna Trapping program. It aims to support community members in their efforts to control Indian Mynas in the Tweed.
About the program
Common (or Indian) Mynas originated in India and were introduced to Australia between 1862 and 1872. They are now established in the Northern Rivers area. If left unchecked they will quickly breed into large flocks which will kill or displace many of our native birds and hollow dwelling marsupials.
Council has Indian Myna traps available for loan to interested community members. These traps catch the pest birds unharmed, and are designed to exclude native bird species.
How to start Indian Myna trapping on your property
- Book a ticket to take part in a training session and learn how to trap and control Indian Mynas on your property. Select a date above to take part. Training sessions are held on the first Tuesday of every month at the Tweed Shire Council Murwillumbah Office on Tumbulgum Road, Murwillumbah.
- Booking the event is free but members of the program will be asked to pay a deposit of $20 per trap that will be reimbursed upon return of the trap.
- Council’s Pest Officer will provide training in the use of the trap as well as ongoing support for one month, including help with coordinating with members of the program to humanely euthanise the pest birds.