Native Wildlife

Grey headed flying fox

Grey headed flying foxes are a protected species.  The grey-headed flying fox is the largest bat in Australia.

Kareela Camp

Go to this page to find out about the management and proposed dispersal of the Kareela Camp.

Report a flying-fox sighting to us

Snakes

  • Report injured snakes to WIRES or alternatively the fire brigade or police.
  • The RSPCA provides advice on what to do if you find a snake in or around your house.
  • If you need a snake removed from your property you can contact a licensed snake catcher for assistance.

Possums

  • Possums are protected in NSW.  Any harm caused to them will attract significant penalties and/or prosecution.
  • Possums cannot be removed from your property.
  • If a possum is causing a problem on your property speak to National Parks and Wildlife Services on (02) 9542 0648 for advice.
  • A Section 121C permit may be obtained from the NSW Department of Environment & Heritage to trap possums while structural repairs are completed to prevent possums accessing roofs etc.
  • If you need to relocate a possum on your property you must obtain a licence from the National Parks and Wildlife Services.  
  • Possum houses can be bought from council's nursery for $63 if you need to re-house a possum on your property.
  • You may also consider contacting a pest control company that holds the appropriate National Parks and Wildlife Services licence who can assist with re-releasing while structural repairs are carried out.
  • Possums are territorial and National Parks and Wildlife Services will advise distances that possums must be re-released within. 

Magpies 

  • Magpies are protected in NSW.
  • It is against the law to kill the birds, collect their eggs or harm their young. 
  • Magpies are protective of their young and may swoop if they feel threatened.  If you feel a magpie is a serious menace, it should be reported to council or National Parks and Wildlife Services.

Contact WIRES if you find an injured native animal

Location

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More information

Enquiries

9710 0333 or ssc@ssc.nsw.gov.au

Swooping magpie concerns Grey-headed Flying Fox Sighting

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