If you come across stray livestock on the road, please contact the Shire as soon as possible to report the details. Please advise the type of animal, colour, location and which direction they are heading.

If your neighbour’s livestock are wandering on to your property, in the first instance you should talk to your neighbour. If you are unable to approach or contact your neighbour and/or the problem remains unresolved, please contact the Shire to report the problem.

Confining livestock, including horses, to your property is important for the safety of the community. Wandering livestock can create a serious public safety risk, particularly when they are on roads. You should check and maintain your fences and gates regularly to ensure your livestock cannot escape.

Penalties may apply to owners of wandering livestock.


If you find a snake do not approach or aggravate it in any way. Most bites occur when people accidentally step on snakes, or while attempting to kill them. If you do have a snake in your garden or house, contact Wildcare Helpline (08) 9474 9055 to be referred to a volunteer reptile remover. If volunteers are unavailable, there are commercial snake removal services. Advice can be provided by phoning the Department of Parks and Wildlife on (08) 9219 9840. The Shire does not have a dedicated Snake Handler at this time.