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Wednesday, July 22, 2020


WIRES and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) have joined forces to help save threatened Australian wildlife in response to the tragic loss of wildlife and biodiversity resulting from the castastrophic fires over Black Summer.  AWC and WIRES are committed to securing the future of Australia’s wildlife. WIRES is contributing more than $1.6... read more

WIRES uses bushfire donations to support University koala research

Friday, July 10, 2020

WIRES has announced a three-year grant to the Koala Health Hub (KHH) a University of Sydney's School of Veterinary Science initiative to support koala care, management and research. The grant will sustain the KHH and allow it to respond to increasing need for koala care and management following recent bushfires... read more

Wallaroo rescued from suburban roof!

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Late on Sunday night a very unusual call was received from a suburban location in South Western Sydney. The caller told us there was a 'kangaroo' on her roof! WIRES volunteer Amy had just got into bed when she saw the rescue alert. After speaking to Lesley, the homeowner who... read more

Emergency Relief Grants Overview

Monday, June 29, 2020

The first week of January 2020 was one of the worst in our history, as the ongoing tragic toll of the fires that had raged for months become clear, with millions of hectares of wildlife habitat and many animals lost. Deeply moved by the destruction, the global community donated generously... read more

Supporting Emergency Vet Care

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

 Supporting Emergency Vet Care

The emergency events over the last spring and summer were some of the worst ever experienced. Many vets were inundated with animals needing emergency care including the Avian, Reptile and Exotic Pet Hospital in Camden (AREPH).WIRES is fortunate to work with many exceptional vets to rehabilitate wildlife on an ongoing basis... read more

WIRES and ARC Helping Wildlife

Sunday, April 12, 2020

WIRES and ARC Helping Wildlife

WIRES have been working closely with ARC, the Animal Rescue Cooperative, during and in the aftermath of the bushfires that devastated Australia during spring and summer. read more

WIRES and Landcare Join Forces

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

WIRES and Landcare Australia are delighted to announce a landmark $1 million partnership supporting the recovery of wildlife habitats impacted by bushfire and drought across Australia. Facilitated by global support for wildlife, the WIRES Landcare Wildlife Relief and Recovery Grants will provide eligible local Landcare environment networks and community groups... read more

COVID-19 Wildlife Rescue Advice

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Updated 28th March  The situation with COVID-19 is changing rapidly. Currently, WIRES are operating normally and implementing plans to ensure we can continue to operate every day to assist sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.  We are following all government directives and taking precautionary measures advised by the Department of Health so... read more

Water Stations for Wildlife

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Water Stations for Wildlife

Due to the tragic fires and drought surviving wildlife in the wild have been facing significant challenges. Additional access to water was a major priority and early January WIRES was able to support work being conducted by Greater Sydney Local Land Services. With support from WIRES Greater Sydney Local Land... read more

WIRES Emergency Wildlife Relief and Recovery Plans

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In the aftermath of Australia’s devastating bushfires and drought, WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue and Education Service Inc) has received unprecedented global support from individuals and organisations donating to WIRES Emergency Fund to help Australian native wildlife. WIRES takes the responsibility of these donations extremely seriously and we are... read more