Fauna Spotter Catcher Services
Qualified fauna survey and spotter catcher services for the construction and mining industry.  Based in Townsville, North Queensland.
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Fauna Spotter Catcher Services

Hands on Wildlife offers qualified fauna survey and spotter catcher services for the construction and mining industry.  Based in Townsville, North Queensland, we are perfectly positioned to service regional areas, and have been providing services for the past 8 years.  Fauna spotter/catcher services are a common requirement for most development and construction projects across Queensland, in order to help protect and preserve wildlife during land clearing. Our extensive knowledge of natural habitats and wildlife handling ensures the animals are removed promptly and safely, minimising down time when wildlife is encountered on your worksite.

Hands On Wildlife is:

  • fully licensed and accredited by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEHP).
  • able to provide pre & post-clearing flora and fauna surveys and reports.
  • qualified in safe wildlife handling techniques for all native Australian animals including venomous snakes.
  • able to identify suitable habitat for safe relocation sites.
  • able to construct and install alternative nest boxes and nesting sites if required.
  • fully insured and holds a general induction white card and 4WD certificate.
  • experience working on large scale sites
  • provides safe work method statements for each project.


Past Projects

  • Pre-clearing Fauna Survey Ross River Solar Farm – Downer (2017)
  • Francis & Cattle Creek Electricity Corridor – Townsville Main Roads (2017)
  • Francis & Cattle Creek Upgrade – BMD (2017)
  • South Walker Creek Mine – V&S Enviro (2016-2017)
  • PDR Updgrade Cape York – GHD (2016)
  • Bruce Highway Hazard Reduction Clearing – Townsville Main Roads
  • Wicet Project – Gladstone Port
  • Fitzroy Region Flood Repair Project – BMD-Acciona
  • Flinders Highway Hazard Reduction Clearing – Charters Towers Regional Council
  • Jezzine Barracks Clearing – Abigroup
  • Pre-clearing Fauna Trapping – Exco Resources Cloncurry
  • Vantassel to Cluden Clearing – Lendlease
  • Mulgrave rescourse access, south walker creek project – BMA/TMM


Dan Bamblett

Owner/Fauna Spotter Catcher

20 years experience working with and relocating native wildlife.  Permitted Fauna Spotter Catcher for 8 years.

Jackie Hasling

Owner/Financial Officer