Living with local wildlife and other animals

Tips for dealing with local wildlife, including foxes and feral cats. 

We can provide information and assistance with issues relating to various wildlife and nuisance animals, such as:

Useful contacts

The following organisations may be able to assist with wildlife issues:

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Phone: 13 61 86

(The response time depends on urgency and can vary from immediate to 48 hours.)

Removal of ducks: Wait for a couple of days as the ducks are likely to leave of their own accord. If you have reported the matter to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, a wildlife duty officer will come out after a couple of days.

Wildlife Rescue 24-hour hotline
Phone: 0417 380 687

Wildlife Victoria
Phone: (03) 8400 7300

Please call Wildlife Victoria for any issues relating to sick, injured, or orphaned native Australian Wildlife. Issues relating to any non-native animal species such as foxes, rabbits, deer, or livestock, should be referred to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for further advice. Issues with animals (such as possums) living roof spaces or wall cavities need to be referred to a professional commercial service.

City of Stonnington Service Centre

Phone: 8290 1333

You can also contact private pest controllers for assistance.