Native Wildlife

Sick or injured wildlife

Any issues related to sick or injured native wildlife should be directed to the Wildcare Helpline. This helpline is managed by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Swooping magpies

Magpies usually begin swooping during the breeding season (August to October).

Find out about living with magpies by visiting the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

Snakes

If you see a snake on your property or a public place, please contact one of the following experienced wildlife relocators.

NameContact numberFees
Mitch McSweeney0437 739 796Donation required
Mike Butcher9725 3377 or 0428 193 252Charges apply
Simon Johnston0448 990 699Donation required
Rob Pettit0438 907 981Charges for petrol

Important note: For your safety, do not try to remove the snake yourself or aggravate it. Many snake bites occur due to people attempting to remove the snake themselves. If bitten please seek medical advice immediately by calling 000.

Swarming bees

If you discover a swarm of bees, please contact an experienced professional below.

Important note: For your safety, avoid the area in the immediate vicinity of the swarm and do not aggravate or provoke the bees in any way. Do not attempt to dislodge or remove the swarm.

NameContact number
Graeme Moore0428 938 948
Bigfoot Pest Control0419 905 273
Kelly Peak0448 168 909 or 0419 951 163

Deceased animal in a public place

If you find a deceased animal in a public place, please contact us and arrangements will be made for its removal.