Thank you for caring for our wildlife. Though Wildlife Queensland is not a wildlife rescue or care organization, 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.

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection

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

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 264625)

Ambulance 1800 852 188

Call centre open 24 hours for advice and referral

www.rspcaqld.org.au

 

Australian Fauna Care Register

Provides 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.
Visit the website for details.
 

Wildlife Rescue Fraser Coast

All species of native wildlife on the Fraser Coast.
(07) 4121 3146
 

Australian Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wildlife (A.R.R.O.W.)

All native wildlife. Cover Esk and the Lockyer Valley.
0430 904 415

24 hour emergency phone number

www.arrowildlife.org.au

 

Brisbane Area Rescue Network (BARN)

All native wildlife across Brisbane and surrounds, including Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
0405 056 066

24 hour rescue hotline for all injured native wildlife calls

 

Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld

Flying foxes and microbats
0488 228 134

24hr rescue hotline.

www.bats.org.au

 

Bat Rescue Inc.

Volunteer community service specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of Flying foxes and microbats
07 5441 6200

24hr rescue hotline.

 

BatsQLD (flyingfoxes & Microbats)

We operate a 24 hour service for bats on the Gold Coast and the Lockyer Valley.
0447 222 889 – Gold Coast

www.batsqld.org.au

 

Birds Injured Rehabilitated and Orphaned (BIRO)

Birds only. Preliminary care information available on website.
07 3208 3512 – Trixie

If no answer, call back.

www.biro.org.au

 

Bribie and District Wildlife Rescue Inc.

Rescue and rehabilitation of birds, possums and other wildlife from Bribie Island to Caboolture-Morayfield-Narangba-Redcliffe and Clontarf.
0400 836 592

24 hr rescue hotline

 

Brisbane City Council Animal Ambulance Service

For injured and/or orphaned animals in the Brisbane city council area – talk to the BCC rangers.
07 3403 8888

The 24 hr call centre will put you in touch with a ranger.

 

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.
Wildlife Help Line 07 4053 4467

www.fnqwildliferescue.org.au

 

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

All native animals including birds. Preliminary care notes on website.
(07) 54 246 055

24-hour, 7-day emergency line

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.
0414 717 374 24hours, 7 days

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.

0401 350 799

24/7: 24hours 7 days

www.prkoalacare.com.au

 

Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue Service

All native animals. Koala Coast and Redlands area.
07 3833 4031

Phone advise service 8am to 5pm Wildlife rescue ambulance 5pm to 8am

More info Redlands City Council website

 

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.
02 6672 4789

24 hour Hotline

www.tvwc.org.au

 

Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue

Provide a 24/7 Rescue and Rehabilitation Service for Seabirds, Waterbirds and Native Birds and other Australian Native Animals. Based in Landsborough.
07 5439 9995 or

0421 476561 – Sunshine Coast

twinnies.com.au

 

Wildcare

All native animals. NSW border up to Gympie and west to Gatton.
07 5527 2444

24-hour, 7-day emergency line.

wildcare.org.au

 

Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc. (WILVOS)

All native animals. Sunshine Coast and Hinterland
07 5441 6200

24-hour, 7-day emergency line

www.wilvos.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 injured wildlife (not just native wildlife).
07 5534 0813 – 8am-5pm 7
days

Millers Drive, Currumbin, Q 4223

www.cws.org.au

 

Australian Wildlife Hospital

Collects, treats and rehabilitates koalas and all native wildlife. (Associated with Australia Zoo and located in Sunshine Coast.)
1300 369 652

24-hour wildlife emergency phone

View website here

 

See also RSPCA above

1300 852 188

or 07 3426 9999

 

WILDLIFE CARER TRAINING
 

Fauna rescue organisations that train would-be carers are listed below with their contact details.

 

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 wildlife industry.
Contact by email
 

Fauna

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

or call07 5466 5540

 

Wildcare

Runs regular wildlife care courses: beginners and advanced topics
Contact by email
 

 

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

 

Written by Wildlifeqld