Council does not encourage feeding wildlife as there are a number of unwanted consequences to this. If you do choose to feed wildlife the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment have developed a fact sheet outlining what can and cannot be fed to certain animals. For details please read the Helping Wildlife in Emergencies fact sheet.
Council does encourage the placement of clean fresh water out and is currently working on some water stations throughout the shire in fire and drought affected areas. The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has developed a fact sheet with how to best provide water to wildlife including examples of watering stations. For details please read the Wildlife Drinking Stations fact sheet.
Council suggests that if you are concerned or interested in caring for wildlife near your home you should contact Wires on 1300 094 737 or Sydney wildlife (02) 9413 4300 to become a volunteer or seek specific information and support from their local wildlife carers.
Further information can be found on the NSW Government page on feeding animals.
NSW Parks and Wildlife- Feeding Animals
Further information on feeding animals is outlined on the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service website.
What you can do on Your Land to Help
There are various actions you can take to help wildlife on your land during an emergency. For details please visit the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment website.