Collection of deceased animals and injured wildlife
We will arrange the collection and disposal of dead animals from Council property (e.g. roads, footpaths and reserves) but not private property. We remove deceased wildlife from built up areas in the Local Government Area. Council will not remove animals that have started to decompose and request that reports are logged within 2-3 days of the animal dying. If the animal has started to decompose, staff will cover the animal with top soil to suppress the smell and allow the animal to further decompose naturally.
The collection and disposal of animals from private property is the responsibility of the property owner. Animals can be taken to either:
- ACT or Bungendore Land Fill
- Pet Cemeteries/Crematorium
Remember to check whether there is a charge involved before taking the animal to the above locations.
If the animal is on Council property, Council will require the following information:
- Type of animal
- Approximate size (small, medium, large)
We will endeavour to collect the animal within 24 hours of notification, 7 days a week.
What should I do if I injure or come across an injured animal
If you hit or come across injured wild life you can call Wildcare Queanbeyan on 6299 1966. In the Braidwood area you should call NARG (Native Animal Rescue Group) on 02 4846 1900. These phone numbers are 24 hour phone advice services manned by volunteers. These volunteers are trained and experienced to provide advice to the public. They will arrange for the appropriate person to rescue and care for the animal.
Please call Customer Service on 1300 735 025 between the hours of 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday or the Animal Management Facility on 6285 6269 between 8.30am-10am and 4-5pm Monday to Friday.
For after hours emergencies call 1300 735 025.