The Forbes Shire is home to a number of snake species. We encourage residents to keep the area around their house free from rubbish, ensure your garden is well maintained and keep your grass short.

Residents must be aware of the potential danger of snakes, particularly in the warmer months. Snakes are most active in warm weather and are often are found in bushy areas.

If you do see a snake, do not approach it, attempt to kill it or try to capture it.

All native snakes in NSW are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974.

More information about native snakes can be obtained on the NSW Planning, Industry and Environment website.

A list of reptile handlers for the area can be found here.

Forbes Shire Council staff are not trained or authorised to handle or dispose of injured Native Wildlife without Office of Environment and Heritage approval. Council does not have facilities suitable to house or care for native animals.

Brown Snake