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Most problems probably originate from people feeding them so they come to expect food and get grumpy when they don't get it.
Sometimes drought conditions bring them into towns where there is still water and green grass, like sometimes happens in Canberra.
Just because a wallaby is a bit smaller than a kangaroo does not mean that it can not do any damage, A two year old girl was savagely attacked by a wallaby at White Rock on the south side of Cairns in December 2009.
Tamar Hutchins and her daughter Susan were feeding their horses when suddenly the wallaby emerged from the bush and attacked Susan.
Kangaroos are usually peaceful animals and, as they are vegetarians, would not attack humans because animals normally only attack because they need food or out of self defense.
Despite their peaceful appearance they are formidable fighters.
There are a few recorded kangaroo attacks, though we have been able too find only human death by roo attack which occurred in New South Wales in 1936 where a hunter was killed when he tried to rescue his two dogs from a fight with a kangaroo.
They stumbled upon a sleeping kangaroo, who woke up and tried to get away, chased by the dog Rocky.
In the same week a woman was badly scratched while she was walking with a small poodle and got too close to a large male kangaroo.
Authorities can not do too much about it as culling them within city limits is out of the question because of ACT firearms laws.
In the past former governor-general Bill Hayden and his successor William Deane became irritated by kangaroos overrunning their gardens at Yarralumla and asked unsuccesfully for them to be shot.
Near the city at Googong Dam authorities did start culling kangaroos but animal liberationists protested and stopped them temporarily.