Council can pick up and dispose of dead animals including native wildlife and domestic pets on Council roads and land such as parks and reserves, nature strips and footpaths.
If you see a dead animal in a dangerous location, call Victoria Police on triple zero (000).
If the animal is on a major road or highway, you will need to report it to VicRoads. To find out whether a road is managed by Council or VicRoads, read our information on who is responsible. Call VicRoads on 13 11 71.
If you see injured native wildlife, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action has a list of rescue and rehabilitation agencies.
You can also call Council on 9433 3111 during business hours.
For after-hours support for injured animals on private property contact Help for Wildlife or call Wildlife Victoria’s 24 hour emergency response line on 03 8400 7300.
How to report a dead animal
Dead animals on private land
Council isn’t able to remove dead animals from private property. Search online for animal disposal services, or call 9433 3111 or email email@example.com for alternatives.