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Welcome to the Snake Handler website

This site has been designed to increase public awareness and appreciation of reptiles, snakebite prevention and awareness of snakes around residences.

We are passionate about reptiles and enjoy sharing our passion and knowledge by educating people about them. We provide information for reptile keepers on various facets of reptile husbandry and snake control.

As a part of this we have developed courses to help the general public learn more about caring for reptiles in captivity, how to live safely with our native wildlife and we also train people in catching venomous reptiles and relocating them.

Snakehandler is focused on education, we love working in schools, kindergartens as well as doing public events and promotional work, with staff that include qualified and experienced teachers, veterinary nurses and professional snake catchers we aim to help people better understand our wildlife so that our children and their children will experience all the wonders of this country.

Snakehandler travels extensively to share our knowledge and passion, running courses in  Victoria & Queensland and now offering Industry courses to New South Wales, ACT, South Australia & the Northern Territory. It is important to note, that we are one of the very few companies running such courses to have Animal Ethics Committee Approvals and Scientific Research and Teaching Permits in all States that require it, this includes NSW, NT and QLD!

We have extensive experience in providing training for mines and other commercial companies, including pet stores and other industries.  With Public Liability insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance you can be assured we believe in our product and our services

The business is based in Kyneton we are available for snake removal across the region 24 hours a day 7 days a week, for times that we cannot assist or outside of this area, we suggest you call 136 186 where the Wildlife Department can provide a list of catchers in your local area.

For more information, click here to contact us.

Visit Our Online Store!

We have expanded on our range of handling equipment, as well as included a few extra items, but now you can purchase online through our new online store! We only stock the equipment that we will use ourselves. Visit our shop page, and start shopping!

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Snakehandler also has a new  Townsville Branch

Latest News


Townsville Training October 1st and 2nd

05 Jul 2016

With the raging success of our last course in Townsville, we have been approached to conduct another course in Townsville, on the 1st and 2nd October we will once again be bringing our unique and highly sought after course to Northern Queensland. Working again with the North Queensland Wildlife group we will offer 2 days of instruction and tuition with some of Australia's top snake catchers and highly experienced handlers. Costing $600 for the weekend some people think this is expensive (it is compared to other ONE day courses) but remember, this costs includes lunch both days and with us you get 2 full days of training, with a wide variety of reptiles (NOT JUST SNAKES), you get a whole day of handling animals using a variety of techniques (most Queensland courses will only teach one or two techniques, we teach 6 different techniques that can be combined in many different ways). The biggest factor, we are a Nationally Accredited Training course, this means you have a guarantee that our course not only gets accepted all around Australia, but also you have trainers that are adhering to 12 National Standards in Education and Training, our trainers have the Cert IV in Workplace Assessment and Training and we must also ensure a strong component in Health and Safety.  Also note that under Section 8 of your DMP application, it asks for a certificate demonstrating your competency, these can only be handed out by Nationally Accredited courses.....without this (technically) you will also need to get a Statutory Declaration of your experience in handling venomous snakes along with your certificate of attendance from the company you trained with.