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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.

Mystery chick

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mystery chick ©Lilly CantleOne of our WIRES mid south coast volunteers made their way to Moruya to rescue three little unknown baby birds. Initially reported to be swallows. The chicks were very young, unfeathered and with their eyes barely opening.

Unfortunately on arrival, two had already passed away, leaving just one very cold and weak little chick. It was immediately obvious that the bird was not a swallow, as it had been found in a destroyed grass nest and swallows are well known to build hard, mud nests. read more

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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.


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