PAWS Winter Projects Newsletter

PAWS Winter 2014

Australia's Network of Protected Places

In this edition of PAWS, you can read about the Foundation's plans to acquire high conservation value land in South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria for permanent protection and conservation management in the National Reserve System. The South Australian and Victorian land acquisitions will be the Foundation's first in those states.

In this PAWS you can also read about recent Foundation-funded conservation projects, and grants awarded including the 2014 round of the New South Wales Private Land Conservation Grants program and Great Eastern Ranges grants programs.

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PAW Prints Update

PAW Prints Winter 2014

Our People & Events

PAW Prints is a short quarterly update about the Foundation's people and events. Have a look to check out what your Foundation has been up to in the last few months.

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Wildlife Carer & Rescue Groups in Australia

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If you find an injured or sick native animal please contact your local wildlife rescue group. These volunteers are trained to care for native species. They  will come and pick up the animal to nurse it back to health.

While you wait, follow their advice - keep the animal warm in a quiet, dark place. Handle it only as much as is absolutely necessary and do not offer it food or water unless advised by the carer.

Australian Capital Territory

  • RSPCA Wildlife
    RSPCA Wildlife volunteers work with RSPCA-ACT Inc to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife in the ACT.
  • ACT Wildlife
    They rescue, rehabiltate and release injured wildlife in the ACT.
  • Phone: 0432 300 033.

New South Wales

If you find an injured animal, you can help. Contact a wildlife carer or rescue group. Wallaby Photo: William Warby.
If you find an injured animal, you can help. Contact a wildlife carer or rescue group. Wallaby Photo: William Warby.

Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans (ORRCA)

ORRCA is the only wildlife carers group in New South Wales licensed to be involved with marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation and release.

Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (WIRES)

The Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (WIRES) is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in New South Wales.

Sydney, Central Coast & the Hunter

Mid North Coast & Northern New South Wales

Southern New South Wales

Western New South Wales

  • Lachlan Wildlife Carers
  • 'Revenue', Condobolin 2877
  • Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals(RRANA)
  • PO Box 5089, South Broken Hill
  • Phone: 04 2920 4416
  • RSPCA Australian Capital Territory Inc.
  • Sunraysia Wildlife Carers Group
  •  PO Box 189, Gol Gol 2738
  • Wildlife Carers Network (Central West)
  • PO Box 787, Mudgee 2850
  • Phone: 02 6374 4286.
    branches in Western NSW
    Ph: (13 000 WIRES) 1300 094 737

Northern Territory

  • Wildcare Inc is a non-profit organisation, which provides a support network for carers of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. The primary objective is to rehabilitate and release these animals back into their natural habitat and to raise community awareness concerning the care and conservation of native animals. 
    Phone: 08 8988 6121
  • Wildlife Rescue
    Emergency Hotline 0409 090 840
    Large or dangerous animals phone: 1800 453 210


  • Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service
    24 hour Emergency Hotline: 1300 130 372
  • Brisbane Area Rescue Network
    24 hour Hotline: 0405 056 066
  • Granite Belt Wildlife Carers Inc
    Based in Stanthorpe, SE Qld. Looking after animals specific to the Granite Belt area. Rescue boundaries are the NSW border, Texas, Allora, Warwick, Killarney, Liston and Stanthorpe.
  • Wildlife Wanderer's Carers Group Association Inc.
    24 hour service out of Nanango; covering; Benarkin, Brooklands, Blackbutt, Bunya Mountains, Cooyar, Goodger, Yarraman, Maidenwell, Kingaroy, Goomeri, Bell, Kumbia, Crawford, Memerambi, Nanango, Wooroolin, Wattlecamp, Tingoora, Kilkivan, Tansey, Wondai, Coolabunia, Ellesmere
    Emergency Hotline: 0447 196 704
  • Redlands Wildlife Rescue
  • Return to the Wild inc. is a not-for-profit organisation specialising in the rescue and care of koalas (and the odd wombat) on the Darling Downs.
    Ph: 0427969860
  • ONARR Orphan Native Animal Rear and Release
    Rescues, rears, rehabilitates and releases orphaned wildlife in the greater SE Qld area
  • FAUNA Fostercare of Australia's Unique Native Animals Association Inc
  • Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue
  • Bat Rescue Inc
    Cares for sick, injured and orphaned bats - Sunshine Coast and Brisbane
  • ARROW Australian Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wildlife Association Inc
    Rescue, care and release sick, injured or orphaned native wildlife 
    24 hour Hotline: 0430 904 415
  • Bat Conservation & Rescue QLD. INC.
  • Species dedicated organisation covers greater Brisbane region for bats - microbats and flying-foxes.
  • NQ Wildlife Care Inc. 
  • Based in Townsville, this group covers west to Charters Towers, north to Cardwell and south to Bowen. Ph: 0414 717 374.
  • Queensland Wildlife Carers and Volunteers Association Inc - Please phone 4159 6431 to contact a local wildlife carer in Bundaberg, Childers, Gin Gin, Rosedale or Agnes Water.
  • Ipswich Koala Protection Society Inc
  • Phone Ranger Ruth Lewis on (07) 5464 6274 or 0419 760 127, or Helen on (07) 3282 5035 or 0417 604 761. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Based at Mt. Forbes where they have established a Rescue and Rehabilitation Clinic with a vet on call 24/7. It also has two dedicated koala ambulances. They rescue/rehabilitate/release (specialising in koalas) and have been operating for approximately 18 years. The Ipswich Koala Protection Society Inc is a nonprofit volunteer organisation
  • Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc - covers Caboolture to Gympie and west from those areas. 24 hour hotline: 07 5441 6200.
  • Wildcare Australia Inc. - Located in south-east Queensland. 24 hour emergency hotline: 07 5527 2444.
  • Return to the Wild Inc.
  • Located in the Toowoomba, Crows Nest area of the Darling Downs in Queensland. Rescue phone number: 0427 969 860.

South Australia

  • Native Animal Network Inc.
    08 8388 6944
    08 8280 7223
  • Bird Care and Conservation Society Inc.
  • Fauna Rescue of SA Inc.
  • Phone: 0402 063 173 or 0411 455 040.
  • South East Native Animal Rescue Network
    08 8726 8199, 08 8735 1177 or 08 8736 3228
  • Wildlife Welfare Organisation (SA) Inc.
    Wildlife information or emergencies. Phone: 0434 114 628 (Native birds & seabirds only)
  • Wombat Awareness Organisation
  • Alexandrina Wildlife Support Group Inc.
    12 Corio Terrace, Goolwa SA 5214
    PO Box 336, Goolwa SA 5214
    Mainly covers the district of Alexandrina Council area including Goolwa, Port Elliott, Middleton, Currency Creek, Strathalbyn, Mount Compass as well as Victor Harbor.
    This organisation rescues, cares for and rehabilitates kangaroos, possums, echidnas, freshwater turtles, reptiles and some birds. It can also rescue and assess koalas. Any needing more care are forwarded to Fauna Rescue of SA.
    Phone: 08 8555 1657 or 0419 551 653.



  • Help for Wildlife is a 24 Hour State-wide Wildlife Emergency Service which is a voluntary, community based, non-profit, non-political organization established in 1995 to assist with distressed wildlife on all levels.
  • AWARE Wildlife Rescue is a 24 Hour rescue and rehabilitation organisation operating in Frankston.
  • Phone: 0412 433 727
  • Wildlife Victoria is a state-wide volunteer wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisation who run a 24-hour emergency phone number for people who have come across injured, sick or orphaned wildlife.
  • Wildlife Rescue & Information Network Inc. Rescue WRIN
    WRIN inc. is an organisation dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of native fauna found injured, sick or orphaned anywhere in Victoria. Its members are all volunteers.
  • BADGAR Emergency Wildlife Rescue
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the BADGAR team rescuers work tirelessly to help restore the balance for our wildlife that has been injured, orphaned or is sick
  • Wildlife Rescue North East Victoria (NEV)
    NEV is a group of volunteers who give their time and patience to care for and rehabilitate thousands of injured and sick native animals each year.
  • RACV Wildlife Connect
    Following the bushfires, RACV established Wildlife Connect where callers are connected to a volunteer wildlife carer for help and advice on injured wildlife found on the roads.
    Phone: 13 11 11
  • Wildlife Rescue Emergency Service
    rescue service for injured wildlife in central Victoria
  • Wildlife of Werribee
  • Wildlife Out West is a 24–hour, self-funded volunteer wildlife shelter of passionate Volunteers who Rescue, Rehabilitate and enjoy our Native Wildlife within our local communities.
  • Wildlife Rescuers
  • The Wildlife Rescuers are a dedicated group of 100% volunteers that specialise in the rescue and rehabilitation of native Australian wildlife in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.
  • South Oakleigh Wildlife Group
  • 24/7 service to help injured native animals in South Eastern Metropolitan Melbourne. They are a non-profit organisation run by volunteers who rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned an injured wildlife.
    Phone: 0411 600 591

Western Australia

  • F.A.W.N.A (WA) Inc. (Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid)
  • WILDCARE Helpline
    The Western Australian Department of Environment and Conservation runs the WILDCARE Helpline. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, diverting to after hours numbers at nights and weekends, to provide immediate assistance. Volunteers handle telephone inquiries and refer callers to one of 340 registered wildlife rehabilitators who take care of the animal before releasing it back into its native Habitat.
  • Native Animal Rescue
    Native Animal Rescue support vets will treat injured native wildlife for no charge and arrange for a wildlife carer to collect the animal for rehabilitation and release. Find the nearest support vet on this list.
  • Native Arc
    Caring for injured, orphaned and sick wildlife with the hopes of rehabilitating them and successfully returning them to their natural habitat.
  • Phone: (08) 94177105
  • Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc.
    Kanyana provides advice and assistance seven days a week 8.30AM -6.30PM.
  • Phone: (08) 9291 3900

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