The University of Newcastle, Australia

Responding to snakes, wildlife and other animals on-campus



On our bushland campuses it is possible at times to encounter native wildlife such as snakes, spiders or other animals such as unaccompanied dogs.

Do not approach the snake or other wildlife, which may move away by itself if noise is made or it senses human presence. If you encounter wildlife or an animal that you think may pose a risk to others, then you can call Security on 4921 5888 (Newcastle campus at Callaghan), 4921 7926 (Newcastle City precinct), 4348 4222 (Central Coast) or 0412 595 054 (Port Macquarie) who can barricade an area and take further actions if required.

Infrastructure and Facilities Services (IFS) can be contacted on 4921 6500 to report non-threatening encounters with animals.