In NSW, all native animals are protected under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016, this includes kangaroos.

The protection and management of native species is the responsibility of the State Government.

Council understands that drought conditions have caused an increase in kangaroos in residential areas that are looking for food to eat.

Where residents have concerns about increased populations, residents should contact the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

More information can be found at:  https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/animals-and-plants/native-animals/native-animal-facts/kangaroos-and-wallabie

In some circumstances, particularly in agricultural farmland where Kangaroos threaten crops, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment may issue private land holders with licences to control kangaroos.  More information can be found at: https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/licences-and-permits/wildlife-licences/licences-to-control-or-harm

Council encourages people to be careful and drive safe where kangaroos are present. Given the current drought conditions, it is expected kangaroos will be on the move looking for food sources.