Typical of most brown snake species, the Dugite occupies a variety of habitat niches and highly adaptable. They inhabit semi arid woodlands, coastal sparsely vegetated sand dunes, wet sclerophyll forests, shrubby heath land and rock laden areas. They shelter in ground burrow, beneath tree roots, hollow logs, in piles of rocks and are often found under discarded piles of corrugated iron.
They prey upon small mammals (particularly mice), reptiles including skinks and other snakes and it is very likely, small birds if the opportunity presents itself.
Mating in the wild normally occurs around early September through to late November and male combat has been observed. All brown snakes are oviparous and sometime after mating the female will eventually deposit and leave to self incubate up to 30 eggs, which will hatch after about 65 days. When physical and environmental factors have been favorable, they have been known on occasions to produce two clutches in a given year.
The Dugite is not a species commonly kept in private collections across Australia. This is simply because up until recently, they were not easily legally obtainable and outside of the relatively few kept by a few individuals here in W.A, still remain rare in private collections outside of W.A.
Native reptiles in W.A they remain protected under the W.A Wildlife Conservation Act (1950)