Toad Busters Toad Busters

Gladstone Regional Council's annual Toad Busters Program returns next Tuesday evening (January 17) at Reg Tanna Park on Glenlyon Road.

From 6pm Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA), who runs the popular program benefiting our waterways and wildlife, will welcome volunteers at an opening barbecue and information session.

This year's program will run on Tuesday evenings at various locations from January to April.  Last year's effort removed about 4000 cane toads across the region.

Cane toads are an invasive animal that deplete our native species. Council encourages as many volunteers as possible to turn up and participate in the humane removal of toads from our local environment.

Participants usually work in pairs with one person holding a torch and the other catching and putting the toads in a bag.  At the end of the night, the teams compare how many toads they've caught.

All participants will receive full training, bags, gloves and safety glasses. Please wear closed in shoes and bring drinking water, a torch and a sense of adventure.

Children under 15 must have parental supervision. For more information please contact Linda from CVA on 0418 630 503 or email 

For dates and locations, download the program flyer here.