Biosphere holds a spotter catcher permit approved by the Department of Environment and Science. We are fully trained, equipped and have decades of experience catching, handling, caring for and relocating wildlife safely and ethically. We provide first class fauna spotter catcher services.

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Our Principal Wildlife Veterinarian has more than 20 years practical experience and holds a Master of Veterinary Studies in Conservation Medicine.


  • Registered as a Scientific User – (Queensland) Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
  • Rehabilitation Permit (Spotter Catcher Activities) under the (Queensland) Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2017 – (State-wide permit).
  • Damage Mitigation Permit (Removal and Relocation of Protected Animals) under the (Queensland) Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2017 – (State-wide permit).
  • Scientific Purposes Permit under the (Queensland) Nature Conservation (Administration) Regulation 2017 – (State-wide research permit).
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Qld) Animal Ethics Committee approval.
  • We can manage all project approvals and permitting (including regulatory liaison).


Biosphere Environmental Consultants have a reputation for delivering practical, effective and professional fauna spotter catcher services, underpinned with integrity and honesty at all times. We provide expert ecological and veterinary advice and can assist with pre and post-clearing flora and fauna surveys. In addition to collection, we can provide disease diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment, including emergency euthanasia if required and advice on determinations of habitat suitability for fauna.

Safety is a priority in all of our fauna spotter catcher services and in addition to holding all necessary qualifications and licences, we use, do and have the following: Safe Work Method Statements, Standard Operating Procedures and Job Safety Analysis; Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Construction inductions (White Card); GPS, Satellite trackers/messengers (SPOT), satellite telephones, Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), flares and more as required to undertake work safely in any terrain, by day or night; Current First Aid training including remote First Aid; Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

We specialise in fauna spotter catcher services and have undertaken work on a range of sites and projects including suburban developments, highway upgrades large infrastructure projects, land clearance operations and more.

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