Resources for Wildlife Care and Rescue

Image: Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary 

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary is Tasmania's largest 24-hour wildlife rescue service.  If you find an injured or orphaned wildlife call Bonorong immediately on 0447 264 625 (0447 ANIMAL).

Find Wildlife Management advice from the Tasmanian Government on what to do if you find sick, injured or orphaned animals in Tasmania including legislative requirements.

Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service also have a comprehensive list of advice and guidelines for caring for wildlife, as well as viewing and 'sharing the road' with them. 

The Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (TWRC) aims to protect and care for Tasmania's unique wildlife by supporting and complementing a range of programs.  They are the State's peak representative body for wildlife representation, and provide detailed information on how to become a carer

The TWRC also have a great list of wildlife caring manuals and species-specific care advice including marsupial milk composition, wombat feeding charts, 'how to speak wombat', Tassie bats, possum diets, wildlife carers' mental health, bird boxes to spotted-quoll protection and more. 

Images: Pademelon Park Wildlife Refuge 

Pademelon Park Wildlife Refuge provide care for vulnerable wildlife at Vicki and Geoff's sanctuary on the East Coast of Tasmania.  They offer advice on what to do if you find vulnerable wildlife and a comprehensive list (with photos!) of animal facts

Andara Wildlife Sanctuary treats injured wildlife with their trained wildlife carer who is up-to-date with caring for Tasmanian species, and trained to administer fluids and injections as well as superfoods for injured wildlife. 

Wombat Rescue Tasmania Inc. is a grassroots self-funded community group who are treating hundreds of wild wombats affected by sarcoptic mange in Tasmania.  They have all the required safe-handling permits and follow DPIPWE Mange Management Protocol


Image: Penguin Rehab and Release 

Penguin Rehab and Release are the only facility in the North-West of Tasmania which is dedicated to rehabilitating penguins (and other seabirds) with the aim of successfully releasing them back into the wild.  They have a simple, emergency-step plan for your reference.  They also offer training and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.  

The Little Penguin Survey and Monitoring Toolkit was developed by DPIPWE and provides survey and monitoring techniques for those wishing to help understand population trends of little penguins. 

Image: Raptor Refuge

Raptor Refuge is based in Kettering, and is dedicated to caring and protecting Tasmania's wildlife. They have three of the largest raptor flight aviaries in the Southern Hemisphere. They offer information about types of Tasmanian raptors, the impacts which threaten them, and also run Rescue to Release Workshops.   

Raptor Care North West rehabilitates Birds of Prey from their home in Wynyard.  They take call-outs through various sources, and also have a strong focus on public education.   

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