As a small volunteer group we cannot offer a guaranteed 24/7 rescue service.

For rescue advice in the Somerset region or Lockyer Valley, call us on +61 448 856 055 to see if we can assist you.

For other areas please call 1300 ANIMAL or your local vet

For numbers of wildlife groups in your local area, please check http://fauna.org.au

Please note, it may not be possible for us to effect a rescue for you if you are outside our area or there are no volunteers available, however, we will always endeavour to assist with advice and assistance.

Click on the links below to go to the section for information on what to do you find sick, injured or orphaned wildlife

Flying foxes and bats

What to do if you find a sick, injured or orphaned bat or flying fox?

  • DO NOT HANDLE THE BAT
  • call a wildlife carer, group or rescue service as soon as possible
  • if a Flying Fox is on a fence or caught in fruit netting, cover with a cloth to protect it from the sun and predators.
  • if dead on ground, using gloves, or a heavy cloth place in a box, then wash hands thoroughly in soapy water and call for assistance

Kangaroos and wallabies

What to do if you find a sick, orphaned or injured Macropod?

  • call a wildlife carer, group or rescue service as soon as possible
  • if you find a DEAD Kangaroo/Wallaby please check to see if it is female, then check the pouch for young
  • If there is live young and it is fully furred please remove carefully and wrap in a warm cloth, if it is unfurred and still attached to the teat, DO NOT attempt to remove it and call for assistance

Koalas

What to do if you find a sick, injured or orphaned Koala?

  • call a wildlife carer, group or rescue service as soon as possible
  • DO NOT HANDLE, as Koalas have very sharp claws and teeth
  • place a box or basket over the Koala to prevent it from moving and call for assistance
  • if you find a DEAD Koala please check to see if it is female, then check the pouch for young
  • If there is live young and it is fully furred please remove carefully and wrap in a warm cloth, if it is unfurred and still attached to the teat, DO NOT attempt to remove it and call for assistance

Possums and gliders

What to do if you find a sick, orphaned or injured possum?

  • wearing gloves, wrap animal in a cloth or towel and place in cardboard box
  • call a wildlife carer, group or rescue service as soon as possible
  • if you find a DEAD possum please check to see if it is female, then check the pouch for young
  • if there is live young and it is fully furred please remove carefully and wrap in a warm cloth, If it is unfurred and still attached to the teat, DO NOT attempt to remove it, place the dead mother in a cardboard box and call for assistance