A Living with Wildlife approach
The department is responsible for regulating the management of wildlife in accordance with the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972. We encourage you to take a Living with Wildlife approach when addressing the detrimental effects native animals can have on your property.
We provide technical advice to people with a wildlife problem and advocate the use of non-lethal methods to reduce damage. However, the department may grant a permit to destroy wildlife where wildlife is causing, or is likely to cause, damage to the environment, crops, stock or property, or poses a health and safety risk.
Examples of wildlife management tools
Non lethal management
the use of firearms to scare animals
the use of firearms to destroy some animals
use of gas guns, or other commercial scaring devices to scare animals
trapping and carbon dioxide narcosis of animals
modifying habitat or removing resources
egg oiling, egg pricking and egg breaking
placement of nest boxes in trees to provide refuge for hollow-dependent animals
create alternate roosting sites for displaced species
create alternative fencing or gates for wildlife
netting high value crops
planting decoy crops