What can you do if you find sick, injured or orphaned wildlife?
If you are in Victoria, phone WILDLIFE VICTORIA for advice and assistance on 13 000 WILDLIFE or 1300 094 535
If you are in NSW, phone WIRES for advice and assistance on 13 000 WIRES or 1300 094 737
Using a comprehensive database Wildlife Victoria or WIRES will locate the nearest available and suitably experienced volunteer who then locates the animal and determines the most appropriate course of action.
Improper rescue can hurt and distress the animal and also the rescuer.
Caution is required when handling many species of wildlife ...
If you find a Flying Fox or Bat of any sort DO NOT handle or attempt to rescue. Phone Wildlife Victoria or WIRES for assistance.
If you find a Snake of any sort DO NOT handle or attempt to rescue. Phone Wildlife Victoria or WIRES for assistance.
Please remember: It is against the law to keep native animals taken from the wild. They must be passed on to an authorised carer with a licensed wildlife rescue organisation.
For more information please visit the Wildlife Victoria website at www.wildlifevictoria.org.au or the WIRES website at www.wires.org.au