Wildlife Rescue 1300 094 737

Wildlife Information

WIRES have been serving wildlife and the community for over 30 years and we are Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation. WIRES is 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.

All native animals are protected species. Below you’ll find links to information about some of the common 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 available includes:

WIRES has also developed a Free Online Community Course called ‘An Introduction to Australian Wildlife’. This course 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.


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