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Thank you for caring for our wildlife! Wildlife Queensland is not a wildlife rescue or care organisation. We are happy to connect you with the following services and support.

Wildlife rescue organisations

Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

For reports or enquiries regarding crocodile sightings or injured cassowaries in Queensland, please call the department on 1300 130 372

To report sick, injured or orphaned wildlife, marine animal strikes or marine animal strandings, please call RSPCA Qld on 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625).

1300 130 372


Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)

Wildlife hospital offers free treatment, rehabilitation and release. Animal ambulance, cherry picker and small boat for rescues and pick ups.

Emergencies: 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)

Ambulance 1800 852 188

Call centre open 24 hours for advice and referral

Australian Fauna Care Register

Provides comprehensive online list of Australian wildlife groups, organisations and shelters. You can search by location, name, or postcode to find the closest wildlife care group in your area.

Visit the website for details.

Wildlife Rescue Fraser Coast

All species of native wildlife on the Fraser Coast.

(07) 4121 3146

Around Queensland


Australian Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wildlife (A.R.R.O.W.)

All native wildlife.  Cover Esk and the Lockyer Valley.

0430 904 415

24 hour emergency phone number

Brisbane Area Rescue Network (BARN)

All native wildlife across Brisbane and surrounds, including Ipswich, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

0405 056 066

24 hour rescue hotline for all injured native wildlife calls

Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld

Flying foxes and microbats

0488 228 134

24hr rescue hotline.

Bat Rescue Inc.

Volunteer community service specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of Flying foxes and microbats

07 5441 6200

24hr rescue hotline.

BatsQLD (flyingfoxes & Microbats)

We operate a 24 hour service for bats on the Gold Coast and the Lockyer Valley.

0447 222 889 - Gold Coast

Birds Injured Rehabilitated and Orphaned (BIRO)

Birds only. Preliminary care information available on website.

07 3208 3512 - Trixie

If no answer, call back.

Bribie and District Wildlife Rescue Inc

Rescue and rehabilitation of birds, possums and other wildlife from Bribie Island to Caboolture-Morayfield-Narangba-Redcliffe and Clontarf. 

0400 836 592

24 hr rescue hotline

Brisbane City Council Animal Ambulance service

For injured and/or orphaned animals in the Brisbane city council area - talk to the BCC rangers.

07 3403 8888

The 24 hr call centre will put you in touch with a ranger.

Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue Association Inc

We are a group of volunteers based in the Cairns area who are dedicated to the preservation of the many species of wildlife found in Tropical North Queensland.

Wildlife Help Line 07 4053 4467

Fostercare of Australia's Unique Native Animals Association Inc (FAUNA)

All native animals including birds. Preliminary care notes on website.

1300 FAUNA1 (1300 328 621)

24-hour, 7-day emergency line

Granite Belt Wildlife Carers Inc

Based in Stanthorpe, SE Qld and looking after all native animals specific to the Granite Belt area and surrounds.

Covering the NSW border, Texas, Allora, Killarney, Liston, including Warwick and Stanthorpe.

0418 144 073 - Rescue mobile phone.

Ipswich Koala Protection Society

We rescue and rehabilitate all native wildlife. We pick up deceased koalas. Two 24/7 ambulances.

Phone: 07 5464 6274 or 07 3282 5035

Mission Beach Wildcare Inc.

Mission Beach Wildcare provides rescue and retrieval of animals, emergency and pre-release care, co-ordination of carers, and access to veterinary resources.

0740 687272

24 hour Hotline

Moreton Bay Koala Rescue

Direct rescue and care of injured or sick koalas across the Moreton Bay Region, including Caboolture, Redcliffe and Pine Rivers.

0401 080 333

24 hour rescue.

North Queensland Wildlife Care Inc

Centred in Townsville, we have 156 carers and supporters ranging from Cardwell in the North, South to Bowen and inland to Charters Towers.

Phone: 0414 717 374

General Email

Orphaned Native Animal Raise and Release Association (ONARR)

Possums, wallabies and kangaroos, reptiles, gliders, bats.

07 3030 2245

Recorded message with direct numbers to call.

Pelican and Seabird Rescue Inc.

Rescue and rehabilitation of pelicans, aquatic and seabirds, and all species of injured flighted birds in South East Queensland (from Noosa to Jacobs Well and from Ipswich to the Moreton Bay islands).

0404 118 301 - Rescue Hotline

24 hours 7 days (including public holidays)

Pine Rivers Koala Care Association.

We rescue and rehabilitate koalas and all native wildlife in the Pine Rivers, Redcliffe and surrounding areas. We operate a 24/7 animal ambulance service.

We also pick up deceased koalas.

0401 350 799

Pine Rivers Koala & Wildlife Rescue 24/7: 24hours 7 days

Redlands 24 hr Wildlife Rescue service

All native animals. Koala Coast and Redlands area.

07 3833 4031

Phone advise service 8am to 5pm Wildlife rescue ambulance 5pm to 8am

Tweed Valley Wildlife Carers.

Specialist expertise in the rescue and rehabilitation of particular species or groups of animals, eg possums/gliders, macropods, waterbirds, monotremes, and flying foxes.

02 6672 4789

24 hour Hotline

Twinnies Pelican and Seabird Rescue

Provide a 24/7 Rescue and Rehabilitation Service for Seabirds, Waterbirds and Native Birds and other Australian Native Animals. Based in Landsborough.

07 5439 9995 or 0421 476 561 - Sunshine Coast


All native animals. NSW border up to Gympie and west to Gatton.

07 5527 2444


24-hour, 7-day emergency line.

Wildlife Volunteers Association Inc. (WILVOS)

All native animals. Sunshine Coast and Hinterland

07 5441 6200

24-hour, 7-day emergency line

Wildlife hospitals – south-east Queensland

Check first if your local vet can help.

Currumbin Sanctuary Wildlife Hospital

Free community service. Accepts, treats and rehabilitates all injured wildlife (not just native wildlife).

07 5534 0813 - 8am-5pm 7 days

Millers Drive, Currumbin, Q 4223

Australian Wildlife Hospital

Collects, treats and rehabilitates koalas and all native wildlife. (Associated with Australia Zoo and located in Sunshine Coast.)

1300 369 652

24-hour wildlife emergency phone

See also RSPCA above. 1300 852 188 or 07 3426 9999

Wildlife carer training

Fauna rescue organisations that train would-be carers are listed below with their contact details.

Currumbin Fauna Sanctuary

Introductory 8-week courses in emergency care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. An opportunity for people wanting to help wildlife or work in wildlife industry.


Training workshops for existing and potential carers held every month on 3rd Saturday at Fernvale Futures Information Centre, Brisbane Valley.
Email or call 07 5466 5540


Runs regular wildlife care courses: beginners and advanced topics

For additions and amendments to this list, please contact the Wildlife Queensland webmaster.

Readers please note that these groups are not part of Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland and information is provided in good faith.