Australia is home to so many native animals, from sleepy koalas to boisterous kangaroos. We share this country with them, which means we need to look out for them in shared spaces. Sadly, native animals and cars sometimes collide on the roads. This can be particularly true in less built-up areas where there’s more bushland around. So, it’s a good idea to research how to avoid animal collisions while travelling. Today, we cover a few tips for driving safely around Australian wildlife.

couple in van looking at kangaroos


One element of driving safely around Australian wildlife is having an idea of when animals are at their most active. For many, this is during their breeding season. Knowing when Australian wildlife breeding seasons are can help you know when to keep a particular eye out for travelling animals. For kangaroos, this tends to be in the spring and summer months. If you want to be extra cautious, limit the amount you drive through bushland during these periods.


Another time when wildlife tends to be more active is at the beginning and end of the day. Travelling outside of these times may mean you spot fewer animals, but it will also likely mean a lower chance of animals walking across your path. The darkness can also make it more difficult to spot any a