New calicivirus release at Gerringong and Gerroa

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Kiama Council with NSW Local Land Services South East is starting a new campaign targeting wild rabbits at Gerringong and Gerroa throughout March and April.Council has engaged a contractor to survey and then bait the following sites:

  • Lloyd Rees Reserve (Werri Beach)
  • Stan Miller Reserve (Werri Beach)
  • Bungulla Reserve (Werri Beach)
  • Birriebungle Reserve(Werri Beach)
  • Gerringong Cemetery and Headland (Gerringong)
  • Drainage reserve between Fern and Greta Streets (Gerringong)
  • Black Head Reserve (Gerroa)

The contractor will use carrot baits with the K5 strain of calicivirus.

While the release is targeting wild rabbits, owners of domestic rabbits are advised to vaccinate their pets as a precaution.

Council also recommends rabbit owners consult the Australian Veterinary Association website for additional advice regarding rabbit calicivirus: 

www.ava.com.au/rabbit-calicivirus

Council also urges dog owners to keep their dogs on the leash when using these reserves.