Lots of us are passionate herpers, including myself, i regularly go out and catch and release reptiles. but i know native reptiles in australia, including NSW where i live, are protected and it is illegal to capture them without a licence even if it is only for a few minutes, that being said what about Steve Irwin, Andrew Ucles and that guy from deadly 60 and other naturalist/conservations like that? They catch or caught aussie reptiles and didnt get a fine or put in jail. On one site about the death adder, it said you need the appropriate licensing to catch them, but when i looked on the NSW gov website for wildlife licences the only similar one was the catch and release licence for reptiles (mainly snakes) or possums but it was only to remove snakes or possums from a residential or commercial area and release them in the bush. Is there licences to catch reptiles in the bush and release them. Or is herping illegal?