Watch Out for Wildlife - it Could Save Your Life!

Most of the wildlife killed on Tasmanian roads is hit between dusk and dawn.For the best chance of avoiding animals on country roads, drive at 60 (low beam) or 80 (high beam).

headlights provides information and tools for drivers to help them avoid hitting wildlife. We aim to reduce the impact of wildlife collisions on both people and animals.

Find out where the roadkill black spots are on your planned trip, or if you have an in-car GPS or SatNav, download GPS 'Point of Interest' locations for roadkill black spots.

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Don Knowler's book Riding the Devil's Highway

Support our efforts to reduce roadkill in Tasmania. Spread the message - visit our Facebook page, display our car stickers or borrow our new banners for your open day

AS FEATURED ON CATALYST Roadkill Rescue - see the story and transcript here - and read the reasearch paper NIght time driver detection distances for Tasmanian fauna.

Results of a survey into wildlife warning signage (852 kb pdf)

Tasmanian Roadkill Statistics

  • Estimated roadkill per year: 293,000
  • Brushtailed possum: 108,543
  • Pademelon: 28,854
  • Wallaby: 15,829
  • Tasmanian devil: 3,392
  • Average roadkill density: 1 animal every 3 kms
  • Average roadkill per driver per year: 1
  • 32 animals killed every hour (average for the year)
  • 50% of roadkill happens where vehicles travel over 80 km/hr
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The following organisations kindly support efforts to reduce roadkill in Tasmania

parks & wildlife Bonorong Wildlife Park RentForLess RACT - Help when you need it most