Wildlife and Pests



Visit the Department of Environment and Primary Industries

Indian Myna

The Indian or Common Myna is an introduced pest bird and their population is spreading rapidly. More information - Indian Myna

Flying Foxes

You might find flying foxes in fruit trees in your garden but do not touch them, as they may carry disease.

For more information view the Flying Fox warning from the Victorian Government.


The best way to kill wasps is to destroy the nests.

It is your responsibility to destroy wasp nests on your property. You can use professional pest controllers or you can do it yourself.

For more information visit our page on Controlling European Wasps


If the bees are on private land, contact Vic Beekeepers for assistance.

On council land please contact us on 9518 3777.

Swooping Birds

Visit the Department of Environment and Primary Industries


If you have mice or rats on your property see the RSPCA's information on controlling rats and mice

If there are mice or rats on your neighbour's property you can discuss with your neighbour or contact our Public Health Unit and an officer will visit your neighbour to advise them.

South Oakleigh Wildlife Shelter

If you find injured wildlife like possums or birds, please contact the South Oakleigh Wildlife Shelter: call Michelle Phillips on 0411 600 591.

Contact Us

For advice on wildlife and pests, please call Council's Animal Management team on 9518 3555.

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Last updated: 08 February 2017