A recent media release by the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning (DELWP) highlights that some people think they can take lizards from the wild for sale or to keep as pets.
Collecting lizards from the wild is illegal but you are able to purchase captive-bred ones if you have a permit and the right conditions to keep them.
Some of us enjoy the lizards that appear naturally in our gardens, such as garden skinks and blue tongues. Planting a range of native plants which attract insects and provide food and shelter, encourages them to stay. Avoid using snailbait so the snails are safe for lizards to eat.