Dangerous Wildlife and Snake Awareness Course
The Dangerous Wildlife Orientation Course introduces participants to some of Australia’s most dangerous animals, including snakes, crocodiles, scorpions, and centipedes. 
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Hands on Wildlife’s Snake Awareness Course provides participants with an understanding of the venomous and non-venomous snakes that may be found in their region. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic snake identification
  • Basic snake behaviour
  • Common myths and misconceptions about snakes
  • How to react when you see a snake
  • Venom and envenomation
  • Proper PPE
  • Snake bite first aid

Duration: 1-2 hours


Often staff that are sent to work in remote areas are not familiar with some of the dangers and threats posed by the local wildlife. The Dangerous Wildlife Orientation Course will introduce participants to some of Australia’s most dangerous animals, including snakes, crocodiles, scorpions, and centipedes.   The course will be location specific and will teach staff how to work and live safely around these animals. Course content includes:

  • Snake identification, behaviour, and safety
  • Crocodile behaviour and safety
  • Other reptile behaviour and safety
  • Insects and other dangerous animal behaviour and safety
  • Proper PPE
  • First aid techniques

Duration: 4 hours


Instructed by Dan Bamblett, who has over 20 years of professional experience working with snakes, the course is taught in a relaxed and entertaining manner.

Participants will be able to observe the natural behaviours live animals throughout the course and if they are brave enough they will be able to touch and hold some of the friendly animals as well.

Staff will leave with a better understanding of when, where, why, they may encounter dangerous wildlife in their area; and they will leave equipped with the tools and information required to stay safe if they do encounter snakes on the work site.