In their natural environment, possums usually live in tree hollows but with the loss of native bushland in the Sydney region many of these natural homes have been destroyed. Possums are a protected species by law in NSW.

It is an offence to trap or use poison to control possums. If you have a problem with a possum seeking shelter in your roof, please contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service for further information.

If you find an injured native animal, handle it as little as possible and call WIRES on 1300 094 737 or Sydney Wildlife on 9413 4300 for further advice.