Alternate Rescue Organisations
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.
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.
Domestic, livestock & wildlife rescue organisation based in Cranbourne, Victoria.
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.
Rescue, rehabilitation and release covering Indigo shire and surrounds (Yackandandah).
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.
Rescue, rehabilitation and release in the Kingston, Monash and Glen Eira bayside areas of Victoria.
Contact the hotline regarding whales and dolphins with entanglements, strandings or injuries.
Wildlife help on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria
Wildlife rescue group operating in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria.
Wildlife rescue group operating Victoria wide.
Wildlife rescue group, operating in Central Victoria, based in in Bendigo, Victoria.
Wildlife rescue group operating in the central Victorian and greater Victorian regions.
New South Wales
NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc. (WIRES)
Wildlife rescue group operating in NSW.
For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid (FAWNA)
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 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.