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 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).
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
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.
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 5484 9111
If no answer call back
Australian Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wildlife (ARROW)
All native wildlife. Covers Esk and the Lockyer Valley.
Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld
Flying foxes and microbats.
Bat Rescue Inc.
Volunteer community service specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of flying foxes and microbats.
07 5441 6200
24-hr rescue hotline
BatsQLD (flyingfoxes & microbats)
We operate a 24-hour service for bats on the Gold Coast and the Lockyer Valley.
Birds Injured Rehabilitated and Orphaned (BIRO)
Birds only. Preliminary care information available on website.
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
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.
Fostercare of Australia’s Unique Native Animals Association Inc (FAUNA)
All native animals including birds. Preliminary care notes on website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All native animals. NSW border up to Gympie and west to Gatton.
Wildlife Rescue Fraser Coast
All species of native wildlife on the Fraser Coast.
(07) 4121 3146
Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc. (WILVOS)
All native animals. Sunshine Coast and Hinterland.
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.
07 5534 0813 – 8am-5pm
Millers Drive, Currumbin, Q 4223
Australian Wildlife Hospital
Collects, treats and rehabilitates koalas and all native wildlife. Associated with Australia Zoo and located on the Sunshine Coast.
See also RSPCA above
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.
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
Runs regular wildlife care courses: beginner and advanced topics.
For additions and amendments to this list, please contact Wildlife Queensland.