Level 3 actions: camp disturbance or dispersal

Level 3 flying-fox camp management actions involve the disturbance or dispersal of flying-foxes from a roost camp.

The Flying-fox Camp Management Policy outlines a hierarchy of camp management actions based on the principle of using the lowest form of intervention required.

The third and highest level of intervention is camp disturbance or dispersal. Actions should be developed as part of a camp management plan using the camp management plan template (DOC 355KB). You may need a licence.

This page gives more information about camp disturbance or dispersal and should be read in conjunction with the Flying-fox Camp Management Code of Practice 2018 and Flying-fox Camp Management Policy 2015 (PDF 200KB). Much of this information is drawn from camp management plans developed by Ecosure.

In line with the hierarchy of actions approach, Level 3 management actions should not be undertaken until Level 1 (routine camp management) and Level 2 (creation of buffers) management actions are complete, and have failed to adequately mitigate the impacts of flying-foxes on local communities.

Read about Level 1 management actions: routine camp management and Level 2 management actions: creation of buffers.