Wildlife and Native Animals

All native species are protected by law in NSW.

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage provides a list of native wildlife and protected species. Advice on what can be done in cases where a native animal is causing damage to your property is available from their website.

Edward River Council does not investigate or collect native animals or wildlife. Issues or enquiries concerning native wildlife should be directed to the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. (WIRES) on 1300 094 737. WIRES has a dedicated Rescue Office which operates 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress. For more information about WIRES, visit their website or email them at info@wires.org.au.

Murray Local Land Services (LLS) can provide advice and assistance in the eradicating of declared pest species including wild dogs, rabbits and European Red foxes. Murray LLS also develop and implement initiatives to manage pests. For more information, visit their website or contact their Deniliquin office on 03 5880 1400.