The Town of Cambridge with its many native bushland areas, beaches, lakes and reserves, is home to many native animals.

Native animals that can be found include:

  • waterbirds
  • tortoises
  • frogs
  • birds
  • snakes
  • lizards

If you see a native animal hurt or suffering you should telephone a qualified wildlife handler from either: 

Name  Contact
CALM 9474 9055  
RSPCA 9209 9300
Malubillai Wildlife Carers Network 9472 1055
Fauna Rehabilitation Foundation 9249 3434
Turtle Rescue  


Emergency Mobiles

0424 727 411 East Metro 

0424 727 624 South Metro                       

0414 476 867 North Metro   

If, for any reason, the number in your area doesn't answer, please call one of the other numbers.   


Sometimes snakes find themselves in backyards in the warmer months of spring while searching for food or a mate.

Most snake bites occur when people accidently step on them or try to kill them. If you see a snake in your backyard make sure pets and children aren't in any danger and telephone the WILDCARE Hotline on 9474 9055.

Visit the Department of Environment and Conservation's website for more information on WILDCARE.

Last Updated: 08/12/2014