Living with grey-headed flying-foxes

This fact sheet suggests some simple measures that the community can take to reduce conflict with flying-foxes when living alongside their camps.

Date
1 May 2013
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Publication, Guide
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-74359-071-3
  • ID OEH20130272
  • File PDF 0.3MB
  • Pages 2
  • Name living-with-grey-headed-flying-foxes-130272.pdf

Grey-headed flying-foxes are increasingly setting up camp near towns and people in search of food and shelter because of the loss of their natural habitat and in response to local food availability. Living near flying-fox camps can be difficult. Like all flying-foxes, grey-headed flying-foxes are noisy and their camps can be smelly and messy.

The grey-headed flying-fox is listed as a vulnerable species both within NSW and across Australia. As a vulnerable species, prior approval is required from the State Government to disturb or relocate a grey-headed flying-fox camp or modify its habitat. In some cases, further approval may be required from the Australian Government.