Wildlife Rescue & Care

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Though Wildlife Queensland is not a wildlife rescue or care organisation, we are happy to connect you with the following services and support. Please note that these groups and organisations are not part of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland and the following information is provided in good faith.

Rescue and care organisations

Australian Fauna Care Register

Provides a comprehensive online list of Australian wildlife groups, organisations and shelters. You can search by location, name, or postcode to find the closest wildlife care group in your area.

Website: http://www.fauna.org.au/


Australian Native Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Association  (ANARRA)

We are a group of volunteer carers who rescue, rehabilitate and care for native wildlife from the Sunshine Coast to Harvey Bay and the South Burnett.

Call: 07 5484 9111

If there is no answer call back


Australian Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wildlife (ARROW)

All native wildlife. Covers Esk and the Lockyer Valley.

Call: 0430 904 415

24-hour emergency phone number


Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld

Flying foxes and microbats.

Call: 0488 228 134

24-hr rescue hotline

Website: www.bats.org.au


Bat Rescue Inc.

Volunteer community service specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of flying foxes and microbats.

Call: 07 5441 6200

24-hr rescue hotline


BatsQLD (flying-foxes and microbats)

We operate a 24-hour service for bats on the Gold Coast and the Lockyer Valley.

Call: 0447 222 889 — Gold Coast

Website: www.batsqld.org.au


Birds Injured Rehabilitated and Orphaned (BIRO)

Birds only. Preliminary care information is available on our website.

Call: 0432 507 705

Calls only, please NO SMS messages

Website: www.biro.org.au


Brisbane Area Rescue Network (BARN)

All native wildlife across Brisbane and surrounds, including Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

Call: 0405 056 066

24-hour rescue hotline for all injured native wildlife


Brisbane City Council Animal Ambulance Service

For injured and/or orphaned animals in the Brisbane City Council area — talk to the BCC rangers.

Call: 07 3403 8888

The 24-hour call centre will put you in touch with a ranger


Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

For reports or inquiries regarding crocodile sightings or injured cassowaries in Queensland, please call the department on 1300 130 372. To report sick, injured or orphaned wildlife, marine animal strikes or marine animal strandings, please call RSPCA Qld on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

Call: 1300 130 372

Website: https://www.ehp.qld.gov.au/


Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue Association Inc.

We are a group of volunteers based in the Cairns area who are dedicated to the preservation of the many species of wildlife found in Tropical North Queensland.

Call: Wildlife helpline 07 4053 4467

Website: www.fnqwildliferescue.org.au


Fostercare of Australia’s Unique Native Animals Association Inc (FAUNA)

All native animals including birds. Preliminary care notes on website.

Call: 07 54 246 055

24-hour, 7-day emergency line

Website: www.fauna.com.au


North Queensland Wildlife Care Inc.

Volunteer wildlife carers who rescue and care for sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife until they are rehabilitated and can be released back into the wild. Our region covers Bowen to Cardwell, including the city of Townsville, and out west as far as Cloncurry.

Call: 0414 717 374

24 hours, 7 days

Website: www.nqwildlife.org.au


Pine Rivers Koala Care Association

We rescue and rehabilitate koalas and all native wildlife in the Pine Rivers, Redcliffe and surrounding areas. We operate a 24/7 animal ambulance service. We also pick up deceased koalas.

Call: 0401 350 799

24 hours, 7 days

Website: www.prkoalacare.com.au


Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue Service

All native animals. Koala Coast and Redlands area.

Call: 07 3833 4031

Phone advise service: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm
Wildlife rescue ambulance: 5.00 pm to 8.00 am

More info available on the Redland City Council website


Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

Wildlife hospital offers free treatment, rehabilitation and release. Animal ambulance, cherry picker and small boat for rescues and pick-ups.

Emergencies: 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)

Ambulance: 1800 852 188

Call centre open 24 hours for advice and referral

Website: www.rspcaqld.org.au


Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers

Specialist expertise in the rescue and rehabilitation of particular species or groups of animals, eg: possums/gliders, macropods, waterbirds, monotremes, and flying foxes.

Call: 02 6672 4789

24-hour hotline

Website: www.tvwc.org.au


Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue

A 24/7 rescue and rehabilitation service for seabirds, waterbirds and native birds and other Australian native animals. Based in Landsborough.

Call: 07 5439 9995 or 0421 476 561 — Sunshine Coast

Website: twinnies.com.au



All native animals. NSW border up to Gympie and west to Gatton.

Call: 07 5527 2444

24-hour, 7-day emergency line

Website: wildcare.org.au


Wildlife Rescue Fraser Coast

All species of native wildlife on the Fraser Coast.

Call: 07 4121 3146


Wildlife Rescue Queensland

All species of native wildlife. Servicing the Moreton Bay Region and other regions of South East Queensland and the Sunshine State.

Call: 0478 901 801

24-hour, 7-day emergency line

Website: https://wrq.org.au/


Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc. (WILVOS)

All native animals. Sunshine Coast and Hinterland.

Call: 07 5441 6200

24-hour, 7-day emergency line

Website: www.wilvos.org.au



WildTalk is Australia’s first counselling service for wildlife carers.

Call: 1300 307 111

24/7 phone line

Website: www.wildtalk.com.au



National wildlife rescue service.

Call: Wildlife Rescue 1300 094 737

Wildlife Rescue 7 days a week

Website: https://www.wires.org.au/

Wildlife Hospitals, South East Queensland

Check first if your local vet can help.

Currumbin Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital

Free community service. Accepts, treats and rehabilitates all (not just native) injured wildlife.

Call: 07 5534 0813 — 8am-5pm, 7 days

Millers Drive, Currumbin, Queensland 4223

Website: www.cws.org.au

Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital

Collects, treats and rehabilitates koalas and all native wildlife. Associated with Australia Zoo and located on the Sunshine Coast.

Call: 1300 369 652

24-hour wildlife emergency phone

Website: https://wildlifewarriors.org.au/conservation-projects/australia-zoo-wildlife-hospital/

See also RSPCA above

Call: 1300 852 188 or 07 3426 9999

Wildlife carer training

Fauna rescue organisations that train would-be carers

Currumbin Fauna Sanctuary

Introductory 8-week courses in emergency care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. An opportunity for people wanting to help wildlife or work in the wildlife industry.

Contact by email


Training workshops for existing and potential carers are held every month on the 3rd Saturday at Fernvale Futures Information Centre, Brisbane Valley.

Contact by email or call 07 5466 5540


Runs regular wildlife care courses: beginner and advanced topics.

Contact by email

For additions and amendments to this list, please contact Wildlife Queensland.

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