There are many organisations Australia-wide dedicated to the rescue, care and rehabilitation of injured or orphaned wildlife. Your emergency may be outside our area of operations. If so, please contact any of the organisations listed below. If your organisation would like to be added to this list, please email us.


AGL Marine Response Unit   1300 245 678

The Marine Response Unit is a dedicated marine unit that responds to calls for assistance involving seals, turtles, dolphins and other marine wildlife in Victorian waters.

Australian Animal Rescue    0430 883 083

Domestic, livestock & wildlife rescue organisation based in Cranbourne, Victoria.

BADGAR    1300 223 427

BADGAR is a native wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisation operated by Greendale Wildlife Shelter in the Ballarat district.

DELWP  (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria)

DELWP operate a customer service centre (CSC), available Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm on 136 186. The CSC can provide the details of a local wildlife rehabilitator or a staff member who can provide advice or help.

Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter    0407 412 750

Rescue, rehabilitation and release covering Indigo shire and surrounds (Yackandandah).

Phillip Island Nature Park

7:30am to 4pm daily – contact the Nature Park on 5951 2800.

After hours: 4pm to 7:30am daily – contact Wildlife Victoria on 1300 094 535.

Phillip Island Nature Parks runs a Wildlife Clinic for sick and injured animals across Phillip Island in Victoria.

South Oakleigh Wildlife Shelter   0411 600 591

Rescue, rehabilitation and release in the Kingston, Monash and Glen Eira bayside areas of Victoria.

Whale and Dolphin Emergencies   1300 136 017

Contact the hotline regarding whales and dolphins with entanglements, strandings or injuries.

WHOMP   0417 380 687

Wildlife help on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria

Wildlife Rescuers   0417 506 941

Wildlife rescue group operating in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.

Wildlife Victoria   1300 094 535

Wildlife rescue group operating Victoria wide.

Wildlife Rescue and Information Network   0419 356 433

Wildlife rescue group, operating in Central Victoria, based in in Bendigo, Victoria.

Wildlife Rescue Emergency Service   0427 301 401

Wildlife rescue group operating in the central Victorian and greater Victorian regions.


NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. (WIRES 1300 094 737

Wildlife rescue group operating in NSW.

For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid (FAWNA 02 6581 4141

Is a volunteer wildlife rescue and rehabilitation service for injured and orphaned native wildlife. FAWNA operates on the mid north coast of NSW, it’s coverage area ranges south from Bulahdelah to the northern part of the Kempsey Shire and west to Stroud and Gloucester.

Wildcare   02 6299 1966

Wildcare rescues, rehabilitates and releases native wildlife in the NSW area surrounding  the ACT.  Their area covers from North Bredbo to Doughboy, Yass, Young, Cowra and Cootamundra.