Flying foxes

Our region plays host to three species of flying foxes, the grey-headed, black and little red flying foxes. Due to their diet of predominantly fruit, nectar and pollen of native trees, they are o...

Nuisance possums

Council does not offer any services to trap or remove possums. A permit is required to trap and remove possums. Residents who experience problems with possums should contact: Department o...

Indian myna birds

Indian or common mynas are not to be confused with the native noisy miner birds. Mynas are currently not declared pests under state legislation. Therefore there is no legislative requirement for landh...

First aid guide to Australian venomous creatures

Australia is home to many of the world's most venomous snakes, spiders and marine animals. To assist education about the treatment of bites and stings an antivenom producer has created a free smartpho...

Magpies - Swooping bird alert

Spring and summer are the nesting season of many birds. During that time, some species may become aggressive and swoop residents that venture too close to a bird's nesting site. The most well-kno...

Wildlife carers

For wildlife emergencies you can contact either the RSPCA or FAUNA. To minimise any stress the animal may be experiencing you should place the animal in a dark, quiet area away from people, pets and ...

Snake removal process on private and Council land

Snakes are protected under the Nature Conservation Act 1992 and it is an offence to kill, injure or take snakes from the wild. If you do encounter a snake, stay calm and back away to a safe ...