WIRES Sydney Inner West


For all wildlife rescue please call 1300 094 737 or use our Report a rescue form

For all general enquiries please complete an enquiry form.

Branch Description

Wires Inner West branch is located in Sydney and covers approximately 100 suburbs (some shared with other branches) including the Sydney CBD, the Balmain Peninsula, south to Tempe and west to Belfield. WIRES, Inner West Branch cares for over 4,000 native animals each year. We fundraise regularly to raise money for the provision of specialist food and equipment for animals in care in the Inner West.

Local Supporters

"Kukundi Flying Fox Creche & Adult Release Facility is a jointly run WIRES and SMWS facility in conjunction with NPWS. It runs two programs; (a) an adult flying fox release program, and (b) a creche and release program for hand-raised, flying fox pups. The latter program is also run in conjunction with Ku-ring-gai Bat Conservation Society who are responsible for the pup release cage which resides close to the flying fox camp in Gordon. The adult program involves developing flight fitness for adult flying foxes prior to release and a soft release process as the adults settle back into to life after rehabilitation, and runs throughout the year as needed. The creche program is designed to assist flying fox pups to dehumanise and to develop flight and social skills. It involves a soft release process while our pups learn how to forage and integrate with the local colony. The creche program usually runs between January to May (depending on many factors).

While these programs run, three shifts of volunteers are required daily to cover cleaning, fruit cutting and feeding. This is a unique facility that provides an important role in providing the best release processes for flying foxes both adult and pup."

Alexandria Vet Surgery
All Natural Vet
All Paws Vet Clinic
Animal Doctors
Animal Referral Hospital
Animal Tracks Vet
Annandale Vet Hospital
Austral Vet Clinic
Balmain Animal Hospital
Balmain Village Vet
Birds and ExoticsBurwood Road Vet Clinic
Campsie Veterinary Hospital
Canley Vale Vet Clinic
Concord Animal Hospital
Croydon Park Vet
Drummoyne Vet Hospital
Darlinghurst Vet Clinic
Five Dock Vet Hospital
Gladesville Vet Hospital
Glebe Vet HospitalGreencross Vet
Haberfield Vet
Hurlstone Park Vet Hospital
Petvets Petersham Vet Hospital
Pyrmont Vet
Summer Hill Village Vet
Surry Hills Vet
Sydney Animal Hospital
Taronga Zoo
University of Sydney Veterinary Hospital

Our particular thanks to Sandra and Lydia at Summer Hill Village Vet; Dr David Vella and associates at North Shore Vet Hospital; Dr Jane Weller at Animal Referral Hospital ; Dr Steven Cooney, Dr Jason Lenord & Dr Nathan Harris and staff at Balmain Vet Hospital, Rozelle

Also thanks to Bunnings Alexandria that assists in providing facilities for fundraising and Bush's Meats for their ongoing support.

Get Involved

We are always looking in need of more volunteers to assist with wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. If you are interested in joining us, please read our information about becoming a volunteer.

Branch Donations

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