If you find a sick or injured wild animal, contact your nearest veterinarian or wildlife carer organisation as soon as possible so that it may receive appropriate treatment. Wild animals become stressed by handling, so you should seek expert advice before handling an injured animal. Try to minimise the amount of exposure the injured animal has to people and loud noises. Do not attempt to feed or treat it unless you have specialist knowledge or training.
To search online for a wildlife rescue group near you, visit the Australian Fauna Care Network at www.fauna.org.au or download the IFAW Wildlife Rescue App.
Or call the Wildlife Rescue Australia 24-hour call centre on 1300 596 457.
State and territory contact details for injured wildlife are:
Australian Capital Territory
- RSPCA ACT at www.rspca-act.org.au/contact-injured-wildlife on (02) 6287 8100 (business hours)
- ACT Wildlife at www.actwildlife.net on 0432 300 033 (24 hours)
- For injured kangaroos call 13 22 81
New South Wales
- WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service) at www.wires.org.au on 1300 094 737
- NSW Wildlife Council has a list of wildlife rescue groups in NSW
- Wildcare at wildcareinc.com.au or 08 89 886 121 or 0408 885 341
- Ark Aid at thearkvet.com/wildlife-rescue
- Northern Territory Government at nt.gov.au/environment/animals/report-injured-wildlife-or-rescue
- RSPCA Queensland at www.rspcaqld.org.au/what-we-do/care-for-animals/wildlife-hospital or on 1300 264 625
- Wildcare Australia at wildcare.org.au or on 07 5527 2444
- RSPCA SA on 1300 477 722
- Fauna Rescue at www.faunarescue.org.au or on 08 8289 0896
- Wildlife Management Branch at dpipwe.tas.gov.au/wildlife-management or on 1300 827 727
- Wildlife Victoria at www.wildlifevictoria.org.au or on 03 8400 7300
- Wildcare at www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/contact-us/wildcare-helpline or on 08 9474 9055