Grey headed flying fox
Grey headed flying foxes are a protected species. The grey-headed flying fox is the largest bat in Australia.
Go to this page to find out about the management and proposed dispersal of the Kareela Camp.
Report a flying-fox sighting to us
- 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 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 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
9710 0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org