Injured, sick or orphaned wildlife

call our 24/7 Hotline

0432 300 033

Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release

Caring for native wildlife in ACT

Photgraph by Peter Hammond

About Us

We are the only wildlife care group in the ACT that rescues, rehabilitates and releases native animals. As a not-for-profit and charity we rely on donations to support the work of our volunteers.

Get Involved

Volunteers are our backbone. We welcome you to help in all aspects of rescue and care of the common species in the ACT including behind the scenes work. Training is provided.

Found an Animal?

Call our 24/7 Hotline
0432 300 033

Gently place the animal in a box with a towel or cloth and keep it warm and quiet. If you are unable to contain the animal, please stay near it and call our hotline with directions for rescue.

Meet Barney

Barney was found abandoned, cold and dehydrated near Tharwa by a member of the public. He was taken to a local vet who contacted us. He was approximately seven months old when he was found and at that age is still dependent on his mother for everything. Barney was brought into the care of Corin who cared for him initially until he passed the critical stage.

When he was stable he was given to Helen who now is his surrogate mum providing food, warmth and safety. Helen buddied him up with another wombat in care called Elsie and they are both now in care full time with Helen. They will stay with Helen until they are about one year old then they will move to an outdoor enclosure until they are about 18 months old. They will then be released back into the bush to live a long and happy life.

More on their story can be found at @wombats_and_wildlife_heljan09

Christmas Gift Ideas

ACT Wildlife Calendar 2021

This beautifully photographed calendar features animals that have come into our care. 
Swimming Wombat Photographics have donated their time to produce this calendar especially for us. It would make a perfect gift  for any member of your family.

$12.50 each

Sponsor a Species

We are offering the opportunity to sponsor one of the five species that come into our care. Bats, Birds, Possums, Reptiles and Wombats all benefit from this program. Choose your species, then choose your level, Fledgling is $5 per month, Wild Thing is $10 per month and Wildlife Warrior is $15 per month. This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves our native wildlife and is keen to see them cared for and released back into the bush.

Gift vouchers

These gift vouchers are a great way to spark a love for our local wildlife. You can buy them for yourself, your family or friends. Each gift goes towards feeding, housing and medicating the animals that come into our care.

$10.00 will care for a possum for a week
$25.00 will care for a wallaby for two weeks
$45.00 will care for a wombat for a month

$10.00 will care for a bird for two weeks
$25.00 will care for a bird for one month
$50.00 will help buy a specialised aviary for birds

Vouchers will be mailed to your address.

Choose your voucher

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