Snake removal program

Snakes emerge from their hibernation to bask in the sun and look for food. Footpaths, driveways and areas around creeks, bush and wetlands are popular snake sunning spots.

We recommend cutting long grass and cleaning up piles of rubbish and timber around your house and yard to reduce potential hiding spots for snakes.

If you do come across a snake on Council land or at your residential property, leave it alone and immediately contact Council on 9747 7200, and we’ll arrange for the snake to be removed by a professional catcher, at no cost.

Under no circumstances should you attempt to catch or kill a snake yourself.

Snake removal program

Requests for a snake catcher by property owners will only be responded to if the snake is clearly visible and the property owner provides authorisation to remove the snake.

For more information, or to report a snake, call us on 9747 7200.


Snakes, such as Brown, Tiger and Red-bellied Black Snakes, become active in Spring through to Autumn, and will often seek warm places such as concreted surfaces and dry, open areas to sunbake.  This can include areas close to houses, parks and reserves.

For more information on reptiles visit Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning