Snakes and wildlife 

Australia is home to a large number of various species of snakes. Different species are similar in appearance and are extremely difficult to differentiate from one another – while some snakes display high variations in appearance within a particular species.  

Snakes near your house 

  • Do not approach the snake  most snakebites occur when people try to catch and kill them. 
  • Keep pets away from the area  dogs and cats may be curious or aggressive towards snakes. 
  • Watch it from a safe vantage point ideally watch it from an elevated platform. 
  • Contact a qualified person or the Rangers to remove the snake  if possible, have somebody else make the phone call, rather than the person keeping an eye on the snake. 
  • Discouraging snakes snakes are attracted to areas because they are looking for food and habitat. By decreasing their availability, it is possible to reduce the likelihood of snakes entering the area around your house.  

Rangers are able to assist with the removal of snakes. Please ensure that someone watches the snake from a vantage point to assist Rangers with locating and removing the snake. Please contact Ranger Services on 9273 3500 during business hours Monday to Friday.  

If you notice injured native wildlife, please contact Wildcare on 9474 9055 or visit their website Wildcare Helpline - Parks and Wildlife Service ( 

Wildcare is a volunteer-based group that is part of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions Parks and Wildlife Service. The wildlife volunteers answering your call will put you in touch with your nearest registered wildlife rehabilitator. Rangers may assist with the capture and immediate release if the animal is not injured.  

Report a snake