Wildlife

Sick and injured wildlife

If you find a sick, injured or orphaned animal please contact the Injured and Orphaned Wildlife Program on 03 6165 4305 during business hours or Bonorong Wildlife Rescue on 0447 264 625 at any time.

The Injured and Orphaned Wildlife Program, is run by the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. They can arrange for the injured or orphaned wildlife to be placed with a registered wildlife rehabilitator for ongoing treatment and eventual release back into the wild.

Reporting roadkill

To report roadkill on council owned roads please call us on 03 6217 9500.

To report roadkill on state highways and roads please call the Department of State Growth (Transport) on 1300 135 513.

Snakes

The warmer weather sees snakes on the move. All Tasmanian snakes are venomous. If you come across a snake, stay a safe distance away and do not disturb it. If you are bitten by a snake, call 000 immediately. Be vigilant, particularly in parklands and natural areas and look after your furry friends by keeping them under effective control. If you come across a snake of concern on your property, contact Reptile Rescue on 0407 565 181 or Reptile Rescue Tasmania 0400 502 403 or a local suitably qualified snake catcher. To report a snake found in a council facility, such as a playground or amenities building, contact us on 03 6217 9500.

More information

For information about wildlife, including endangered species, and restrictions on keeping wildlife as pets, contact the Wildlife Management Branch of the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment on 03 6165 4305 or wildlife.reception@dpipwe.tas.gov.au