Native Animals

Hume’s location on the urban fringe means it is not uncommon to see native animals in our everyday life. Native animals are an important part of Hume’s natural heritage and are vital to the healthy function of our ecosystems.

Species such as snakes or magpies can be seen as intruding and a danger to us and our property. It is important however to remember that we need to coexist with wildlife. Under the Wildlife Act 1975, it is illegal to kill, harm or interfere with native animals without a permit.

View our fact sheets to help you learn about what to do if you spot a kangaroo, magpie, snake, possum, corella, cockatoo or fruit bat.

Snakes are active throughout summer and will often seek warm places such as concreted surfaces and dry, open areas to sunbake.

Report a Snake Sighting

Contact Council on 9205 2200 if you see a snake within a public facility, such as a playground or building. We employ a professional snake catcher who can relocate the snake to a suitable habitat nearby.

Report a wildlife emergency to Wildlife Victoria

Help Injured Wildlife

  • The Help for Injured Wildlife Tool has been developed by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and will help you locate and contact the closest relevant wildlife carers and rehabilitation organisations to assist injured native wildlife in Victoria.

Creating Growling Grass Frog Habitat

Download the fact sheet about farm dam restoration for the Growling Grassfrog.(PDF, 264KB)

Go to the Yellow Pages for information on wildlife handlers.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have some great resources, including:

For more information contact Council's Sustainable Environment Department on 9205 2200.