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Lets Stop Bullying

Posted on June 26, 2019 at 8:37 pm

All wildlife rehabilitators are VOLUNTEERS who contribute their time, energy, expertise and enthusiasm because they care and want to make a difference. They do not have to do it!

We should all keep this in mind when dealing with each other in the various roles for which we have agreed to take responsibility.

In all that we do we must take responsibility for and accept the consequences of our actions.

Mutual respect, courtesy and understanding can make a huge difference to ensure positive outcomes; not just for the animals we care for but also for each other.

Remember to always treat all others the same way that we ourselves wish to be treated.

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Wildlife Rescue Inc

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 2:56 am

Rescue Hotline : 1300 596 457

Wildlife Rescue Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary organisation specialising in the rescue of native
animals. WRI is a member society of Animals Australia but is independent of any other organisation
or Government body. Its founding members included two Honorary Life Members of NSW WIRES
and several members of the State Emergency Service (SES).
Wildlife Rescue Inc was incorporated in Feb 2011, originally intending to operate in the Coffs
Harbour area of NSW. However, following an increasing number of calls from other States, WRI
now operates throughout Australia under the registered name “Wildlife Rescue Australia”.

The Centre has a technical capacity of over one million incoming calls per year.

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Article on Cluster fencing

Posted on January 30, 2018 at 4:13 am

Here is the link to the article but please google cluster fencing as you will see all the positive articles supporting it & how farmers are hailing it as a lifesaver etc. QWRC believe it is the worst thing that has happened to our Wildlife.

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Qld Law Fact Sheet for Groups

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 6:00 am

Please find a link to a very easy to read information sheet about assistance with problems within Not For Profit Groups…..


Posted by Vicky Dawson

Knitted items for Animals

Posted on November 7, 2017 at 2:08 am

For a range of wildlife pouches and liners, simply go to They also provide leg warmers, surgical socks, snoods, neck warmers, bird nests, arm warmers, fingerless gloves, beanies, and scarves – many of the items for animal and humans. They will arrange regular or one off orders all for a donation. You can also contact Karen Stephens on 02 4973 4082

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Saving Koalas from Chlamydia and Koala Retrovirus

Posted on July 20, 2017 at 2:39 am

Koala Action Inc. (KAI) is hosting a presentation on Saturday 26th August 2017 from 10am to 12.30pm at CREEC (Caboolture Regional Environmental Education Centre) located at 150 Rowley Rd, Burpengary QLD 4505.

“As many of you know, koalas are under threat from several areas, but infectious disease (Chlamydia and the koala retrovirus) are two major challenges. Professor Peter Timms from the University of the Sunshine Coast is continuing to make good progress with the development of a Chlamydial vaccine.  KAI donated $10,000 in July 2015 to help establish a single dose vaccination.  A second large field trial using a single dose vaccination has now been completed with good results.  

Please come and learn more, morning tea will be provided.  An RSVP is required to book your seat and cater for your needs.  To confirm your booking please contact Vanda (aka Wanda) Grabowski on or 0407 101 837.


Posted by Vicky Dawson

Wilderness Society – State of the Environment Report

Posted on April 26, 2017 at 4:02 am

Every five years, the Australian Government releases a comprehensive independent assessment of the health of our natural environment. These State of Environment reports have been produced since 1996 and consistently have told depressing story to decision-makers of the ongoing deterioration of our priceless natural world.

The most recent State of the Environment report was presented to Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg earlier this year and tabled in the Federal Parliament in March.

For advocacy groups such as The Wilderness Society, much of our time is spent fighting rearguard actions and site specific battles to stop destructive developments or threats, whether that is logging old growth forests, bulldozing millions of hectares of bushlands or attempting to drill for oil in whale sanctuaries. As a result, we rarely have the time or the resources to advocate for the big picture change.

Fortunately for the past few years, The Wilderness Society has been working with a coalition of environmental groups under the banner of the Places You Love Alliance. The Alliance is working for a complete overhaul of how we protect the environment and is calling for a completely new set of national environment laws and institutions, such as an independent National Environment Protection Agency, that actually protects nature and turns around the tide of ongoing loss and degradation of our natural world

We have also been working with some of Australia’s best minds to work out the detail behind these new laws and approaches. These leaders operate together under the banner of the Australian Panel of Experts on Environmental Law and in the next few months will release a series of discussion papers and proposals about how we reform the system to actually protect the environment for all of us.

In the coming months, you’ll be hearing much more about this new visionary campaign and how we can work together to create real and lasting change.

Posted by Vicky Dawson


Posted on July 29, 2016 at 1:30 am

Linda from Forth Crossing Wildlife has announced that her book “Maggie” has now been printed and is available to purchase for $15.00 plus postage. All funds raised will go to Linda’s wildlife work which includes rehabilitation, wildlife teaching, resource writing and habitat protection.

Please contact her for orders

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Macropd Husbandry by Lynda Staker

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 1:48 am

Our recent RnR had a typo in the email address.

Please note that the correct address to contact Lynda is

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Contact IFAW for free pouches

Posted on May 17, 2015 at 9:49 pm

You may have seen IFAW’s call-out for mittens and pouches for native wildlife in the past months

The response from people across Australia and the world was incredible and demonstrates just how much people care about our precious wildlife and appreciate your efforts to look after them.

Many of these people loved the opportunity to help in a practical way. As a result IFAW have Read More →

Posted by Annie Saunders

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