Our wildlife rely on bushland for all or most of their needs; like foraging, shelter and breeding sites. This means preserving and improving the quality and connectivity of our bushland areas is crucial to conserving native frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals for future generations. Most native animals are easily scared and will move off quickly if startled. If you come across a native animal, keep calm and quiet. Some of the common wildlife you may come across are bobtail lizards, snakes, frogs, water and land birds.
Help us support our wildlife by:
- Planting native plants. These will attractive more wildlife to your garden as well as providing shelter and food resources for native animals.
- Setting up a bird path or frog pond. These all also help attract wildlife to your garden, especially in summer.
For more information about our local wildlife you can view our 2022 Fauna Survey here.
Feral animal control
Feral animal control aims to reduce the negative impact on the native fauna population caused by foxes and feral cats through predation.
Controlling a feral animal such as a fox can directly influence other animals such as rabbits. By removing the predation from foxes, rabbit populations may increase which can affect native vegetation. Similarly, controlling rabbits will cause foxes to predate on other animals including native fauna.
The program takes place once a year.
How to report feral animal sightings in the Town
Please complete and return the Feral animal reporting form TOMP form to email@example.com
How to prevent unwanted visitors:
Animals need food and shelter (just like us) and sometimes they can make their way into your backyard. Generally, these are occasional visits but if you have problems with a native animal, please contact your nearest wildlife specialist such as the Department of Parks and Wildlife on 9219 9840. Remember, all native animals are protected under law. It is illegal to harm or kill them.
To prevent unwanted visitors:
Keep dog and cat food bowls inside at night
Fence off areas such as vegetable patches with galvanised wire netting
Keep chicken feed in a sealed container
Bury all food scraps in your compost bin
For more information on Fauna around our Town and how to protect it, please see the information note below.