Roadkill FAQs

How can people help?​​

Take care while driving at night and slow down between dusk and dawn.

Report sightings of road-killed Tasmanian wildlife to our online report form here:

A new mobile roadkill reporting app is currently being tested and will be available for public use soon.


​​Who can get involved?​

Anyone who is using Tasmanian roads can help by reporting any Tasmanian Wildlife roadkill that they see.

​What is the most important thing to remember?​

Safety first! Never put yourself or others in danger when collecting roadkill information. Never touch roadkill with bare hands.​


​​What time of the day does most roadkill happen?​

Most native Tasmanian animals, including Tasmanian devils, are nocturnal, so they are most likely to be hit on the roads between dusk and dawn.


​​What mitigation strategies are being used?

Several mitigation strategies are currently used around Tasmania including signs, roadside vegetation slashing, light coloured bitumen, rumble strips and virtual fencing. Often a number of mitigation strategies will be used together but depending on a number of factors (type of roadside vegetation, volume of traffic, speed of traffic, camber/undulation/windiness of the road) different types of mitigation are more likely to be effective.


Contact

Save the Tasmanian Devil Program
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Email: DevilEnquiries@nre.tas.gov.au