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All native snakes in NSW are protected under the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974. Snakes sometimes stray into urban areas in search of food, water and shelter.
Venomous snakes found in the Sydney region include the Red-bellied Black snake and the Eastern Brown snake.
Most snakes are not naturally aggressive but will defend themselves vigorously if threatened.
Discourage snakes from coming onto your property by:
If you see a snake on your property:
To contact a licensed snake collector telephone the Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) on 1300 094 737.
If you are bitten by a snake apply a pressure immobilisation bandage and seek urgent medical assistance.