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Our urgent rescue and recovery plans are working but we can't do it alone. Please help us protect Australia's wildlife!

DONATE TODAY

WIRES Wildlife Calendar

The stunning 2022 WIRES Wildlife Calendar is now available for purchase. Each sale raises funds to support ongoing wildlife rescue & rehabilitation across Australia.

BUY NOW

Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Course
Can you help injured wildlife in Tasmania? More wildlife rehabilitators are urgently needed to help care for the increasing numbers of sick, injured & orphaned native animals.

Sign Up Today

WATER FOR WILDLIFE

Help support native arboreal wildlife on your property by installing a free TREE TROFF® drinker.

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Become a Rescuer and Carer

We need more dedicated volunteers to help wildlife, please register your interest today

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Wildlife Rescue 7 days a week, 365 days a year

Our mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

WIRES has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for almost 35 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. We have over 3,000 volunteers, 28 local branches, a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 24/7, 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress. 

We are passionate about collaboration, and supporting smaller volunteer organisations in the wildlife sector with the same mission, in addition to Universities, Veterinary Associations and other leading scientific and environmental groups. In that last 5 years WIRES has been working with organisations including: WWF Australia, National Parks Association, Humane Society International, The Wilderness Society, Nature Conservation Council, Birdlife, RSPCA, Animal Welfare League and IFAW and we thank these organisations for their significant ongoing contribution to the wildlife rehabilitation sector.

WIRES receive around 170,000 calls annually and we are providing rescue advice and assistance for over 100,000 native animals per annum. 

In response to the tragic toll of the catastrophic 2020 bushfires, extreme weather and drought on our native wildlife, we are implementing significant projects to help wildlife more broadly across Australia, including partnering on projects to improve long-term outcomes for native animals.

Read the latest updates on our emergency and bushfire projects here.

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.

Emergency Advice

Read WIRES emergency rescue advice to find out how best to assist native animals in distress.

Yellow-bellied Glider, vocal and vulnerable

The Yellow-bellied Glider is one of Australia's six gliding marsupials. They are an active and vocal species and are not often rescued and in care. In the southern coastal region of the state, where this glider was found, only a handful have been rescued in recent years.  read more

Read the latest updates on our emergency and bushfire projects here.

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Using our mobile friendly wildilfe rescue form, you can report wildlife needing rescue assistance from any device.

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