The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania has developed an in-house app, the Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter, to collect roadkill data and map roadkill hotspots in Tasmania.
The Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter app makes it easy to report roadkill.
Everyone is responsible for helping to reduce roadkill and we can all help reduce the number of animals being killed on our roads by taking care while driving at night and slowing down between dusk and dawn.
Remember, safety comes first so the Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter app should only be used when safe to do so. It is illegal to use the app while driving.
You can use the app to record a range of native species, including wallabies, pademelons, quolls, Tasmanian devils, and raptors such as wedge-tailed eagles. You can also report feral species and note disease on Tasmanian devils and wombats.
Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter also contains a species identification guide to help users identify the species they are reporting. The species identification guide is downloadable below:
Roadkill Species Guide (PDF 5Mb)
Instructions on how to install the Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter app and make a report are available here.
The online roadkill report form remains available.
Data collected through the Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter will be uploaded to the Natural Values Atlas and the LIST promptly and will help road owners and managers identify ways to help reduce roadkill and protect wildlife.
Development of the Tasmanian Roadkill Reporter follows a three-year citizen science data trial through the Roadkill TAS app.
The Roadkill TAS app closed on 31 August 2021.
The trial identified an easy and accessible form of roadkill data collection was needed to help inform roadkill mitigation strategies.
Data obtained through the trial remains available via the LIST.