All Victorian native wildlife is protected under the Wildlife Act 1975 and it is illegal to harass or harm native birds and other wildlife without authorisation.

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Long-billed Corellas and Galahs are a common sight in Victoria. Many people love these stunning birds, however, there is also a great number of people who continue to be impacted by these intelligent, mischievous and noisy birds and who are looking for solutions.

DELWP has developed guidelines to help people affected by these cockatoo species:

The guidelines:

  • describe the ecological and behavioural traits of these cockatoos
  • detail the legal and policy framework relating to these birds
  • explain why an integrated planned approach promises the best results in managing impacts from Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Long-billed Corellas and Galahs
  • provide practical tips and management methods to mitigate cockatoo impacts in different situations
  • list equipment and services that might be used during cockatoo management programs, and where to source them.

Guidelines for Reducing Cockatoo Damage(PDF, 973.6 KB)

Guidelines for Reducing Cockatoo Damage (DOCX, 3.6 MB)