Not all species which may be encountered are represented on this page. Other translocated (non native to the region) species have previously been found in Townsville as either lost pets or accidental transports.
This page is not designed to be used as an identification guide or to train people in the identification of snakes. Snakes can be highly variable within their species. Proper identification takes practice and knowledge of the local snakes (there are over 30 species found in Townsville alone).
For a confirmed ID or to find a local snake catcher to remove a snake from your property please visit Townsville Snake Catchers on Facebook.
Never attempt to catch a snake yourself. Permits and training are required to legally and safely relocate snakes.
Treat all snake bites as potentially venomous and contact emergency services immediately. For information on the correct first aid for Australian snake bite please refer to the St John Snake Bite Fact Sheet.