Wildlife Rescue 1300 094 737

Wildlife Education

WIRES have been serving wildlife and the community for almost 30 years and we are Australia’s largest wildlife organisation. We are dedicated to the protection and preservation of native animals. We provide wildlife information and education to the community nationally and we’re licenced to rescue and care for wildlife in NSW.

The free online WIRES Community Course ‘An Introduction to Australian Wildlife’ has been designed for people of all ages as an easy introduction to Australian wildlife for individuals and families who are unfamiliar with Australian native animals.

All native animals are protected species.

Below are links to information about some of the native species WIRES rescue. There are many other native species, including native rats and mice. If you need rescue help with any native species please phone WIRES Rescue Line on 1300 094 737 or fill in the Rescue form.

Some native species WIRES rescue and care for are Threatened Species, including koalas which are now listed as as vulnerable to extinction to NSW. 

Other wildlife information, including advice wildlife friendly netting and fencing and what to do if you have a possum in your roof, can be found on our WIRES Factsheets


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