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With lots of our wildlife at risk due to the Queensland bushfires, we have had many people contact us asking how they can help.

Thank you so much to everyone for your concern and support.

Wildlife Queensland is not a rescue or care group but any donations received for the fires will be distributed to those groups.

Cash donations:

If you wish to donate cash directly to any of the following causes, the funds will go where they are needed instantly.

Other ways to help:

  • The Rescue Collective is asking for donations of any wildlife food and medical supplies which they will distribute to wildlife carers, wildlife hospitals and wildlife rescue organisations. Email:¬†Nicole@therescuecollective.com¬†or phone:
    0424 450 495.


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.
Visit the website for details

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.
0430 904 415

24-hour emergency phone number



Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld

Flying foxes and microbats.
0488 228 134

24-hr rescue hotline



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.
0447 222 889 ‚Äď Gold Coast



Birds Injured Rehabilitated and Orphaned (BIRO)

Birds only. Preliminary care information is available on our website.
0432 507705 ‚Äď Calls only ‚Äď please¬†NO SMS messages



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 ‚Äď 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 helpline 07 4053 4467



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



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 24 hours, 7 days



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 hours, 7 days



Redlands 24hr Wildlife Rescue Service

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

Phone advise service: 8.00am to 5.00pm

Wildlife rescue ambulance: 5.00pm to 8.00am

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



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.
07 5439 9995 or

0421 476561 ‚Äď Sunshine Coast




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

24-hour, 7-day emergency line



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.
07 5441 6200

24-hour, 7-day emergency line





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 ‚Äď 8am-5pm

7 days

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.
1300 369 652

24-hour wildlife emergency phone

View website here


See also RSPCA above

1300 852 188

or 07 3426 9999



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 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.
Contact by email


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


Written by Wildlifeqld