Snake bites in Australia from land or sea snakes can be potentially fatal and immediate medical assistance should be sought for all cases of suspected snake-bite. While not all snakes are venomous, it is difficult to identify snakes, so all bites should be treated as being potentially dangerous.
If a snake bite occurs, call 000 for an ambulance, use the pressure-immobilisation technique, and have the patient taken immediately to the emergency department of the nearest hospital. Antivenom is available.
If you have a snake in your yard, a local Snake Catcher may be found by searching the Yellow Pages and may remove the snake for a fee. Do not attempt to kill or capture the snake yourself.
For more information on Queensland snakes, see the Queensland Museum Snakes feature.