Beginning in February 2018, The Department of Health is offering FREE immunisations for children at The Grove Community Centre – 1 Leake Street Peppermint Grove. The clinics will be held monthly throughout the year and are scheduled from 9.30am – 12.30pm as per the schedule below - no appointments are necessary. Your child should be in good health at the time of their vaccination and it would be helpful to bring your child’s immunisation records with you on the day. Enquiries: call 9321 1312.
|Dates and times for future FREE Immunisations at the Grove in 2018|
|Wednesday 7 February 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm||Wednesday 4 July 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm|
|Wednesday 7 March 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm||Wednesday 1 August 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm|
|Wednesday March 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm||Wednesday 5 September 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm|
|Wednesday 4 April 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm||Wednesday 3 October 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm|
|Wednesday 2 May 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm||Wednesday 7 November 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm|
|Wednesday 6 June 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm||Wednesday 5 December 2018 9.30am - 12.30pm|
Now that the warmer weather is upon us, reptiles including snakes are on the move in our backyards and in our parks and reserves.
Snakes have been reported and captured near Mosman Beach, and in early December a Dugite (like the one pictured below) gave a near-deadly bite to a small dog in Mosman Park near Buckland Hill in a backyard garden.
While most snake species are harmless, it is worthwhile taking precautions to protect yourself, your children and pets.
Common snakes around Perth
Dangerously venomous dugites and tiger snakes are common in the metropolitan area. Both species hunt small mammals, frogs and lizards, and are active during the day and at night in warm weather.
Tiger snakes (Notechis scutatus) are most common in vegetation around wetland areas, but may be found well away from water. They are seen throughout the year sunning themselves in open areas.
Dugites (Pseudonaja affinis) are most common in the drier bushland areas around Perth, especially grasslands. These fast-moving snakes are attracted to aviaries and other locations where mice can be found.
If you find a snake
Do not approach or aggravate it in any way. Most bites occur when people accidentally step on snakes, or while attempting to kill them. As the warmer days of spring approach, snakes become more active as they leave their winter retreats in search of a mate and food.
If you find a snake in a garden or a house, contact Wildcare Helpline (08) 9474 9055 to be referred to a reptile remover. Advice can be provided by phoning Parks and Wildlife on (08) 9219 9840.
People who are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment can call the Town of Mosman Park through the National Relay Service.
The Town of Mosman Park has installed solar panels (photo voltaic cells) on the roof of the Administration building. We’re producing power and reducing carbon emissions.