If you see a snake, keep calm and remember that if left alone, snakes present little danger to people. If possible, keep still and let the snake move away. When you’re a safe distance away, calmly remove yourself and any people or pets away from the snake.
Never touch or attempt to capture snakes. If they are injured or inside your house, call the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning on 136 186 for advice, or call a licensed snake catcher.
Snakes are protected under the Wildlife Act 1975. It is illegal to capture, kill or harm them. Bites can occur when people try to harm snakes.
Local Snake Catchers
Les Williams: 0438 681 090
Jason Lambie: 5472 3239 | 0407 723 239
Jason Blainey: 0413 676 751 after 4.30PM
Snake and Animal Damage Control Toll Free: 1800 004 744
Michael Henry: 0407 973 520
Manfred Zabinskas: 5368 6813 | 0438 681 501
Gianni Hodgson: 0490 415 734
The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has more information on snake encounters.