WIRES Tasmania Government Bonorong Wildcrae Sanctuary

Wildlife Training Tasmania

Thousands of animals need rescue and rehabilitation assistance in Tasmania every year.

To help improve wildlife rescue and rehabilitation outcomes and help more animals faster, WIRES has been working closely with Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, The Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania (DRNE) to launch a new training program for wildlife rehabilitators.

More wildlife rehabilitators are urgently needed to help care for the increasing numbers of sick, injured and orphaned native animals.

To begin volunteering to care for wildlife, you need to enrol below and complete the new Introduction to Wildlife Rehabilitation Course.

If you are interested in volunteering to rescue wildlife in Tasmania, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary regularly run free rescue training courses.

Introduction to Tasmanian Mammals Course

The Introduction to Tasmanian Mammals Course is completed in two parts, there is an online component and a face-to-face workshop.

The course is designed to train new rehabilitators in the essential skills they need to begin caring for fully furred Brushtail possums, Bennetts wallabies and Tasmanian Pademelons.

For rehabilitators wanting to care for other animals, more experience and advanced training is needed.

To register for the training participants must be aged 18 and over to register. Rehabilitators should also have their own transport in order to transport animals to/from vet appointments and to approved release sites post rehabilitation.

The course contains essential information such as:

  • Species Information and Identification
  • Common Rehabilitation Scenarios
  • Work, Health & Safety

The course fee is $125 which covers the costs of the Tasmanian workshops including venue hire and the schedule of confirmed workshops is below.

Current Workshop Schedule

More workshops will be scheduled on an ongoing basis

To get started enrol below.

If you have any issues with the form, please contact training@wires.org.au

    Pay for $125

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