I had a bit of a trawl today and found Parramatta Council has a maximum fine around $5700 and somewhere else the max was $11,000. Where would I get a definitive figure? Plenty of sites say they are all protected, but can't find anything listed as to what happens if you get caught shovelling one to death in your yard. I live on 5 acres and have a few tigers around. Never will kill one.