Wildlife policies and guidelines

Our policies and guidelines cover many aspects of the management and protection of our wildlife.


OEH and National Parks wildlife policies and guidelines ensure that:

  • sick or injured native plants and animals are appropriately cared for and returned to the wild
  • people gain more understanding of the behaviour of native animals
  • people that care for, trade in or manage native animals follow the correct procedures.

Management of aggressive native birds

Ensuring that people behave appropriately when they have contact with birds such as magpies and butcherbirds which are trying to protect their young during the breeding season.

Rehabilitation of protected fauna

Ensuring that wildlife carers have the knowledge to care for and rehabilitate sick or injured animals.

Trade of protected animals

Ensuring that the commercial trade in native animals is stringently monitored and regulated.

Sensitive species data

Guiding the amount and type of information that should be revealed about the location of threatened species.