About Us

In the Beginning...

Snakehandler began as a simple reptile removal business, which grew to include educational talks, displays and courses.

The business changed hands in 2005; with Sean McCarthy taking the reins. Together with Sean’s father, Rod McCarthy, we expanded our repertoire to include tailor made education programs focusing on practical learning and safety.

With over 50 years combined teaching experience in both primary and secondary, The Snakehandler Team can fit our programs into any modern curricula. Sean brings with him a largely scientific background completing a bachelor of science at Deakin University and has practical experience in biology, ecology and chemistry.

A new era for Snakehandler!

In 2015 we have had a number of changes to the structure of the business, now, sole Director Sean McCarthy takes the helm and is guiding the business in a new direction, reflecting the needs of our large client base. We no longer offer Birthday Parties, but are a common sight at schools, preschools and kindergartens.

With our unique Venomous Snake Handling Courses, as described by Dr. Bryan Fry in his book "Venom Doc", as possibly the only higher education course of its kind in the world, together with new developments in our safety programs we aim to provide the best Industry based services in Australia. Meanwhile we will continue to improve our school programs which have always been a smash hit.