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Donations to WIRES are used to:

  • Improve our capability to rescue and care for more animals
  • Operate our Wildlife Rescue Office 365 days a year
  • Subsidise food costs for wildlife in care
  • Provide community wildlife information and education
  • Provide wildlife training courses for volunteers and the community
  • Support our volunteers
  • Grow our service so that we can help wildlife for generations to come

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Did you know that WIRES...

  • Receives tens of thousands of calls each year to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals.
  • Trains hundreds of people in wildlife rescue and care every year and has over 3000 volunteers
  • Has been serving wildlife and the community for almost 35 years
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We hope you enjoyed our 'Introduction to Australian Wildlife' Course

WIRES was formed in 1985 and since then we have taken well over one million calls to either rescue or give advice on NSW’s native species ranging from koalas to snakes to Wedge-tailed Eagles. In the last financial year we were called to assist more than 83,000 native animals.

WIRES rescue services for injured wildlife are provided free of charge to the public however many are surprised to know that we receive no recurrent ongoing funding from government and rely almost entirely on donations from the public to continue our work saving animals and supporting our volunteers.

If you would like to help donations over $2, are tax deductible and can be made online here by credit or debit card or via paypal or by calling 02 8977 3396

If you find an injured, orphaned or displaced native animal please call WIRES Rescue line 1300 094 737

Joeys like Albie, pictured here who come into care when they are very young can be with WIRES for two years, until they are self-sufficient and ready to go back into the wild. 

Raising a joey takes an enormous amount of resources, not only the specialised formula, but time, energy and equipment.

You can also join us as a Virtual Carer by providing ongoing regular monthly financial support, just $10 or $20 each month can make a huge difference. 


Albie was found shivering in the middle of a road, standing next to his mother's body, after she had been hit and killed by a vehicle.

WIRES volunteer Lisa, who is caring for him says that he was traumatised and suffered symptoms of shock for 48 hours after the accident.

Every year, hundreds of animal's lives are lost and many more are orphaned. WIRES exists to help them and to educate the community about our wildlife but we cannot do it without community support. WIRES receives no ongoing funding from government for our rescue services despite being called to assist more than 83,000 animals a year. Please help if you can.

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