Snake Information

All native snakes are protected species.

If you do come across a snake, keep children and pets well clear and do not try to touch it. Almost all snake bites occur when people try to handle, kill or harm a snake.

Licensed snake removal services can help catch the snake and remove it. If possible, watch where the snake goes so the snake catcher can find it.

The Northern Areas Council’s closest Snake Catcher is in Port Pirie

SS Snake Catching Service, 0497 381 846

Department of Environment and Heritage Port Augusta, 8648 5300 or Mambray Creek on 8634 7068.

To find out more about snakes and what to do if you spot one, visit the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources website which has a wealth of information.

Council is not responsible for removing snakes. However, if you do see one on Council property please contact us to organise the appropriate actions.

Principal Office

PO Box 120, 94 Ayr Street

Jamestown SA 5491

Tel: 08 8664 1139


Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm

Spalding Office

11 Main Street

Spalding SA 5454

Tel: 08 8845 2017

Tues: 10am - 2.30pm

Thurs: 9am - 5pm

Gladstone Office

14 Fifth Street

Gladstone SA 5473

Tel: 08 8662 2018

Mon - Fri: 9am - 5pm