Welcome to WIRES, where compassion meets expertise in preserving Australia's unique wildlife. Training to become a volunteer with WIRES is an opportunity to make a real difference.

Rescue Courses

Our WIRES rescue courses are the gateway to your involvement with us. It's not just a training program; it's the first step toward actively rescuing and safeguarding Australia's diverse wildlife. Click here to learn more about becoming a WIRES rescuer.

Specialist Courses

WIRES is proud to offer a range of advanced species courses tailored to our volunteers, members of licensed wildlife organisations, and industry professionals committed to wildlife conservation. Our courses are based on industry best practices. They are designed to develop the skills of our members and industry professionals so that they can effectively rehabilitate a wide variety of species, from avian to mammals, reptiles, and bats.

Free Introduction to Australian Wildlife Course

For those unfamiliar with Australian native animals, we offer a free online WIRES Community Course, 'An Introduction to Australian Wildlife.' Designed for individuals and families of all ages, this course provides an accessible introduction to our unique wildlife. Available in Arabic, Chinese (simplified), and English, it reflects our commitment to inclusivity. This course, developed in collaboration with the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust, is a valuable resource for newcomers to Australia. It's our way of facilitating understanding and appreciation for the wonders of Australian wildlife.

Please don't hesitate to contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or need further guidance on WIRES training. We'll gladly assist you on your journey to becoming a WIRES volunteer.

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