Snake identification

The correct identification of snakes, although not difficult, is often cause of much discussion and conjecture when applied by the lay person. Experienced ecologists or reputable snake catchers should at a glance be capable of identifying all species of snakes with the vast majority supporting distinguishing features which separate them from species of similar colour or general morphology.

At Wildlife Qld we have provided general information designed to give you some useful tools to establish the identification of snakes you may encounter. We provide snake identification for snakes of south east Queensland as well as for the commonly encountered snakes of suburban Brisbane. Further regions and major cities will be added to this in the coming months.

Additionally a free snake identification service is provided where you can send in a photograph for identification by our snake identification specialist.

Choose an area:

Snakes of South East Queensland


Snakes of Suburban Brisbane