SnakeSense: Conserving Australian Snakes and Lizards through Education

Sharing knowledge, conserving reptiles: snake catching, education, research, conservation.

Welcome to the World of Reptiles!

Boyd's Forest Dragon Hypsilurus boydii


Australia is home to over 900 species of reptile – and members of the human species, we need every last one of them.  Why?  You’ve come to the right place to find out!

SnakeSense is an independent, nonprofit organisation driven by the sole objective of educating people about the need to conserve reptiles.  We love lizards and snakes of all varieties, and are dedicated to the task of demonstrating their beauty, placidity and above all … their vital importance to the ecosystems supporting each and every one of us.

Snakes are one of the most misunderstood animals on Earth, whilst their four-legged cousins are among the most under-appreciated.  A myriad of myths abound about anything with scales: and for the critters in question, the outcomes these myths propagate is often far from pretty.

At SnakeSense, we have taken the time to get to know these little guys one-on-one, and now, we’re here to show you that fact is not only cuddlier than fiction… it’s far more fascinating!

Our work is mentored by renowned herpetologist, author, photographer and Discovery Channel host, Austin Stevens.

Australian Scrub Python Morelia kinghorni

Austin Stevens

“It is unfortunate that the small percentage of the world’s reptiles that are considered potentially dangerous to humans, has led to the condemnation of all the species. SnakeSense has taken on the important task of correcting this misinformation with programs of education and hands-on learning. Reptiles form an intricate link in the chain connecting the vast network that is nature. Should just one of these crucial links be broken, the ramifications would be far-reaching, and, in one way or another, ultimately effect all of the species on the planet… including the human species.”

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    Australia is home to over 40 different Blindsnakes The smallest blindsnakes are just 17cm long, and as thin as a matchstick. - for the animals.