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Gold Coast Cane Toad Busting Challenge – Round 1

January 15 at 12:00 am - January 21 at 11:30 pm

🐸 This is the first of two upcoming Cane Toad busting challenges held across Gold Coast this Cane Toad season! 🐸
Cane Toads cause declines in our native wildlife, poison domestic pets and have negative impacts on local agricultural industries.
We are working together to humanely and effectively control this pest species, and create safe havens for biodiversity!
This online challenge is proudly supported by the City of Gold Coast, Catchment and Citizen Science Grants Program.
The first round will commence on Saturday 13 January, running alongside the Great Cane Toad Bust. Join us in removing as many Cane Toads from the Gold Coast area as possible! 🏆
How does it work?
1. Participants can register via this event page.
2. Get together with friends and family, get outside and collect as many cane toads from your backyard and local environment as possible.
3. Submit your data on Watergum’s online portal to enter, and be in the running for some great prizes!
Toad busting prizes up for grabs:
🥇1st Prize: Skywalk Family Pass
🥈2nd Prize: $50 Sobah Brewery Voucher
✅ What do you need to get started?
– Bucket with a lid
– Gloves
– Torch
– Pick-up stick (optional)
All captured toads may be donated at local Gold Coast drop-off points and will be used by Watergum to create Cane Toad tadpole lures.
Visit the Watergum website (https://watergum.org/canetoads/) to learn more about:
– Getting started with toad busting
– Cane Toad vs native frog ID
– Humane euthanasia and disposal of Cane Toads
– Gold Coast toad drop-off points
We look forward to seeing your participation and working together to make a real difference!


January 15 at 12:00 am
January 21 at 11:30 pm