Apply now to run the 2018 Pest Fishing Competition in your region


What is it?

The 2018 Pest Fishing Competition is a national event for residents that promotes awareness of pest fish species and the damage they cause to our natural environment. The event is run by CitySmart on behalf of local Councils and community organisations across Australia.

It will be held over a competition window from 20 October to 25 November 2018, allowing individual participating Councils and regions to select the most suitable day and time for their community.

Why participate?

For councils, this is an opportunity to educate communities and tackle the growing challenge of invasive fish species.

  • Raise community awareness by engaging local residents through a fun based activity catching pest fish
  • Increase publicity and promote current Council programs to participants
  • Physically reduce the pest fish population of our natural waterways
  • Friendly competition with other Councils – a leaderboard will run online and a national winning Council area will be announced after all site totals are posted.

For residents, it’s a chance to go fishing and help clean up the area’s beautiful waterways – a free, fun day out with friends and family with prizes to be won.

Choosing a location

A Council and community organisation simply identifies a safe local venue (or two) with an identified pest fish problem. A pest fish for the purpose of the 2018 National Pest Fishing Competition is one that is listed on the respective websites of each of the State and Territory governments of Australia during the period of this competition.

Key dates

Applications open: June 2018
Competition period: 20 October – 25 November 2018
Winners announced: late November 2018


More information

Contact the Events team at CitySmart:
ph: 07 3007 7000