While kangaroos are not feral their numbers have increased with the elimination of other predatory pest species. Commercial crop and livestock farming affords the kangaroo larger food and water supplies. With this growth in numbers, also comes the problem of over feeding and in some cases starvation of the kangaroo population as well as other animals. In times of drought, bushfires and other disasters, the environment is unable to sustain their increased numbers. Native animals and other livestock must also compete for the same food. As a result, they move into other areas which in turn become stressed causing economic loss to primary producers and further strain on the native environment. Many kangaroos are in turn pushed closer to urban areas, resulting in an increase in vehicle accidents.
If you need to reduce the impact that kangaroos are having on your property, contact us. We can apply for the DEWNR permits on your behalf. We will work in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act 1985 and the associated codes of practice.