If you see a snake, you should leave it alone. Snakes will mostly move on if they are not disturbed or agitated. It is illegal to harm a snake, as per the Wildlife Act 1975.
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has more information on snakes and other reptiles.
Report a snake on Council land
If you see a snake on Council land, you can report it to us. You must be prepared to stay and watch the snake if you make a report. This is because the snake may disappear by the time we get someone to come and catch it.
To make a report, please contact us.
We do not deal with snakes on private land. If you see a snake on your property, you should call a snake catcher.
If you are having problems with possums, you can hire a professional to help remove them. Possums are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975. You cannot harm or capture them without a proper trap.
DELWP has more information about possums.
Other problem animals
If you are having problems with other animals, you can:
- find out more on different pest animals the Department of Agriculture website
- find out more about Australian wildlife on the DELWP website