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Kangaroos
The Coffs Harbour Local Government Area is a focal area for important elements of north-east NSW’s renowned biodiversity, including the Eastern Grey Kangaroo.  Lands supporting relatively high kangaroo populations interface residential, caravan parks, holiday parks and golf courses at a number of locations along the Coffs Harbour Northern Beaches.
 

The Kangaroo Management Plan for the Coffs Harbour Northern Beaches was developed in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc (WIRES), to address issues relating to populations of kangaroos living within, and in close proximity to, human population centres on the Coffs Harbour Northern Beaches.

Kangaroo Management Plan - Exec Summary

Kangaroo Management Plan (34MB)

Living with Kangaroos

They might look cute and cuddly, but kangaroos can hurt people and pets.

Whilst most interactions with kangaroos are positive, negative interactions may occur and Coffs Harbour residents have requested more information and advice about living safely with kangaroos and avoiding potential conflict.

In response, members of the Coffs Harbour Kangaroo Management Committee have used an Environmental Levy grant to develop a range of educational resources to raise community awareness, using insights gained from the 2016 Kangaroo Community Survey.

Download the resources below or contact us for more information.
Living with kangaroos - general information on kangaroo behaviour, avoiding risks and what to do if attacked. Brochure also available.
Sharing with our wild neighbours – a brochure for householders suggesting creative ideas for modifying landscape design, fencing and behaviour, to improve interactions with kangaroos around your home.

Keep your pet safe around kangaroos – tips for responsible dog-owners including a collar tag that promotes your pet’s ‘kangaroo safe’ conduct. Collect one from Council or your local vet.
 
Kangaroo rules, OK? – a postcard to encourage visitors to keep their distance and not feed kangaroos. Distributed through visitor information and accommodation outlets.
 
Living with kangaroos – a pedestrian sign or poster with key messages to keep people safe around wild kangaroos. High quality files available for sign production.
   
Home is where the grass is: Kangaroos in peri-urban communities on the Coffs Harbour Northern Beaches – Tim Henderson’s thesis submitted for the degree of Bachelor of Science with Honours in Ecology, School of Environmental and Rural Science, University of New England, November 2016.