Possums are native animals protected under the Wildlife Act 1975.

It is illegal to trap the Common Ringtail Possum without a permit or do them harm in any way.

Whilst it might be frustrating to share your home or garden with a possum, many controls are available to make this an easier experience.

You are allowed to trap a possum to relocate it on the same property or to take it to a registered vet. Trapping can be highly stressful. For information about how to trap possums, visit the State Government’s wildlife website.