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Wildlife Rescue 7 days a week, 365 days a year

WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) has been rescuing and caring for native animals since 1985. Our mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

WIRES has over 2500 volunteers in 27 branches involved in the rescue and care of wildlife and we have a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 365 days a year assisting the public to help animals in distress. WIRES receives approximately 150 000 calls a year and we assisted with over 77 000 rescue calls in the last financial year.

Rescue Line

If you find a sick, injured or orphaned native animal in NSW please call our Rescue Office on 1300 094 737 for rescue help and advice.

Report a Rescue

If you have found a sick, injured or orphaned native animal in NSW you can now report a rescue by filling in our online Rescue Form.

Rescue App

Download WIRES Wildlife Rescue app for instant access to emergency advice and to have WIRES contact details on hand.

Give Now to Help Wildlife

Your donations help WIRES to rescue and care for more native animals, provide more wildlife information and education to the community, to protect and preserve native animals and to train and support more volunteer rescuers and carers. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible.

Road trip rescue - all in a days volunteering

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Vicki and Anthony are both WIRES members who live in a regional area in South West NSW, about 100 km north of Wagga. They are members of our Riverina Branch which covers a vast area of southern NSW. Vicki and Anthony are both trained raptor carers.  They recently had a majestic male Wedge-tailed eagle in care for over 2 months after an amazing rescue that highlights the extraordinary dedication shown by so many of our volunteers.  read more

Wildlife Rescue App

Download our rescue app to your smart phone or tablet for wildlife advice and rescue assistance.

Report rescues directly from the app and access some of the most important information you need to know if you find native animals in distress.


Stay in touch with our regular rescue stories and WIRES updates.

Latest News

  1. Road trip rescue - all in a days volunteering Dianne D 12-May-2015
  2. Blue-faced honeyeater Dianne D 06-May-2015
  3. Helping Wildlife after Storm Events Dianne D 01-May-2015
  4. Web catches Superb Fairy Wren Dianne D 06-Mar-2015
  5. Pademelon joey rescued from roadside Dianne D 06-Feb-2015
  6. Bushfire-animal rescue Dianne D 04-Feb-2015
  7. Koalas struggling with fragmented habitat Web Developer 11-Sep-2014
  8. WIRES Rescue Card Web Developer 13-Aug-2014
  9. Rare penguin rescue and release Web Developer 22-May-2014
  10. Wedge-tailed eagle rescued and released Web Developer 01-Apr-2014