Are my children and pets safe if flying-foxes visit my garden at night?

Flying-fox camps can sometimes be close to parks, residential areas and school grounds which raise concerns about possible health risks for people such as the impact of flying-fox droppings on houses, cars and washing. Pets and children may also come into contact with flying-fox droppings if the animals are feeding in a flowering/fruiting tree in your garden. 

Australian Bat Lyssavirus (ABLV) is not spread through flying-fox droppings or urine. However ABLV can be transmitted to other mammals, so it is important that pets and other animals are prevented from coming into contact with either a flying-fox or a microbat. If an animal might have been bitten or scratched by a bat, seek immediate veterinary advice.