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
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 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.