The Councillors of QWRC would like to take this opportunity to wish all of you and your families a wonderful Christmas time together and hope that you manage to get some rest and reprieve from the Wildlife. We look forward to 2017 and hope that you will keep in touch with us so that you can tell us your story. All the very best of the season and good health to you all.
The Lord Mayor’s Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants program 2016-17 supports community groups, non-profit organisations and registered native wildlife carers to deliver environmental and sustainability projects.
Submit your application online. Please read the grant guidelines before completing your application.
Applications for the two grants listed below are now open and close on Monday 5 September 2016.
Contact Council on 07 3403 8888 and ask to speak to one of our Grant Program Officers in the Community Conservation Support Team.
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
Our recent RnR had a typo in the email address.
Please note that the correct address to contact Lynda is
You may have seen IFAW’s call-out for mittens and pouches for native wildlife in the past months http://www.ifaw.org/australia/get-involved/help-make-pouches-orphaned-joeys_old.
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 →
Each year Save The Bilby Fund’s Face The Challenge Crossword Competition for school-aged children has been a great success and operates in third term with the prize winners announced on School’s Bilby Day (the Friday before National Bilby Day the second Sunday in September annually). Face The Challenge Crossword Competition for 2015 will be developed soon and is due to be launched in July.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all those across the State who have suffered in any way from the recent storms. This is a reminder that we have a special fund to which donations can be made to help those wildlife rehabilitators who have damaged enclosures or lost equipment. On this site go to “How can I help” and choose “Donations” from the drop down menu. Here you will find both how to make a donation or if you are a wildlife rehabilitators who has damaged or lost equipment or need post storm assistance you will find the paperwork to apply for assistance.
For all other enquiries please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to remind all carers that the new Code of Practice has been in place since March 2013. We have had a 24 month transition period to ensure our facilities meet with the minimum enclosure sizes as per the Code. EHP may be checking on carer facilities in the new year.
We recommend that all carers familiarise themselves with the new sizes and ensure your facilities meet these minimum standards. If your enclosures do not meet these standards then a plan needs to be put into place to increase them.
A copy of the code is available via this website
Should you have any queries regarding these requirements please contact your local QWRC Councillor.
The meeting dates for 2015 are as follows. All meetings are at RSPCA at Wacol and commence at 9am. The meetings usually fall on the fourth Monday of the month except where there is a Public Holiday
19th January; 23rd February; 23rd March; 27th April; 25th May; 22nd June; 27th July; 24th August; 28th September; 26th October; 23rd November; 18th January 2016
Please note that the Queensland Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is NOT a wildlife carer group and DOES NOT ISSUE PERMITS to wildlife carers so being a member does not entitle you to care for wildlife. Permits are available either from the Qld Department of Environment and Heritage Protection or wildlife rehabilitation groups if they hold a permit.. Please ensure that you have a piece of paper that says that you have a permit. It will be dated, list the species and number of animals you are permitted to care for.
For more information please internet search for ‘qld wildlife rehabilitation permit’.