Report what roadkill you have seen, when and where
FREE and easy to use, just the tap of a button
- Report the precise location, even when you're offline
- Identify roadkilled animals accurately using the species guide
You can also upload images using the app. While photographs help paint the bigger picture and verify species, they are not compulsory.
Only take a photograph if it is safe to do so.
If you are making a roadkill report, be aware of your surroundings and safety. And remember that it is illegal to use the app while driving.
Never compromise your own safety or the safety of other people travelling with you in order to report roadkill.
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About the Roadkill TAS app
The Roadkill TAS app allows the collection of consistent data and an understanding of where roadkill hotspots are located on Tasmanian roads for all native wildlife, not just the Tasmanian devil.
The app has been developed by Thundermaps (an app development company) with support from the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program (STDP) and Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, a member of the Tasmanian Devil Ambassador Program.
It aims to make reporting roadkill easier and enables users to record sightings of a variety of native wildlife species, including Bennett’s Wallabies, Pademelons, Quolls, Tasmanian devils and birds of prey such as Wedge-tailed Eagles.
The Roadkill TAS app, which will be trialed in Tasmania for two years, uses GPS technology and provides members of the public with the means to record where they see roadkill and to indicate what type of wildlife has been killed.
The app has the capacity to choose from the full suite of wildlife expected to occur across the State near roads – this includes birds of prey, with capacity to indicate additional information such as electrocution from power lines and evidence of mange in wombats.
The information gathered through the app will help enhance the capacity of the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program, the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment, other Departments and land managers to identify roadkill hotspots and will inform where mitigation measure can be applied to reduce the risks to wildlife.
The Roadkill TAS app will complement the already existing roadkill mitigation strategies employed across the state by road managers including government departments and local councils, to try and reduce the amount of roadkill on Tasmanian roads such as virtual fence devices, road signs and public education.
But remember everyone can help reduce the number of animals being killed on our roads by taking care while driving at night and slowing down between dusk and dawn.
Reporting roadkill will help improve understanding of roadkill locations and data across the state for a variety of different Tasmanian native wildlife including:
- Brush-tailed Possum
- Tasmanian Pademelon
- Bennetts wallabies
- Ring-Tailed Possum
- Bare-Nosed Wombat
- Southern Brown Bandicoot
- Easter-Barred Bandicoot
- Tasmanian Devil
- Spotted-Tail Quoll
- Eastern Quoll
- Tasmanian Bettong
- Long-Nosed Potoroo
- Wedge-tailed Eagles
- Short-Beaked Echidna
The app includes a fact sheet with pictures and information about Tasmanian wildlife to help you report roadkill findings accurately.
Roadkill Species Guide