Transport Canberra and City Services

Urban Wildlife


    • Kangaroos
      Canberra is unique in comparison to other Australian capital cities with large populations of free-ranging kangaroos in the urban areas.
    • Possums
      The Common Brushtail Possum is the best known of all the possums because it has adapted to living in our cities and suburbs. It especially likes the leafy suburbs of Canberra.
    • Snakes
      Snakes are protected by law in all states and territories of Australia.
    • Swooping birds
      Information about swooping birds including why they swoop and how to protect yourself.
    • Northern corroboree frog
    • Wild dogs
    • Fish in the upper Murrumbidgee
    • Feral deer in the ACT
      Questions and Answers about feral deer management in the ACT

      Feeding native birds

        Identifying insects

        Core Enviro Solutions - European Wasp Hotline, provides identification and advice on European wasps in the ACT and can be contacted on (02) 6258 5551 or online at

          Injured wildlife

          For information about injured wildlife in your area contact Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

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