Wildlife management - Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate - Environment

Wildlife management

Native animals

Eastern Grey Kangaroos

Kangaroo management protects native species and ecosystems, including the habitat required to support sustainable kangaroo populations.

Wild dogs

In land adjoining to rural properties, wild dogs are controlled for their economic and wellbeing impact on graziers.


While it's great to see possums in our neighbourhoods, there are actions you can take if they need to be evicted from your home.


Snakes in the ACT are shy, nonaggressive creatures that will quickly retreat if not provoked. Learn how to keep yourself and others safe when encountering a snake.

Swooping birds

If there is a swooping bird in your neighbourhood, there are simple measures you can take to protect yourself and others.


Discover how we can continue to manage and restore our waterways for threatened fish and riparian plants.

Introduced and pest species

Vertebrate pests

Managing the impacts of vertebrate pests is a high priority across ACT conservation areas.


Rabbit control helps to protect the ACT's environmental values, primary production, and urban landscapes.

National Carp Control Plan

Carp are an introduced species and are considered the worst freshwater aquatic pest in south-eastern Australia, particularly within the Murray-Darling Basin.

Reporting and licensing

Injured wildlife

Find out what to do if you see injured wildlife in the ACT.


It is an offence to undertake a range of actions in relation to native plants and animals without a license. Find out more about licenses and application processes.