Injured wildlife

All native animals are protected by law. The aim of wildlife rescue, care and rehabilitation is to provide proper care and rehabilitation for sick or injured animals before releasing them back to their natural environment.

Unless you are a registered wildlife carer, you are not permitted to keep, raise or rehabilitate native wildlife.

If you've found an injured animal

Put your own safety first - check that the environment around you is free of risks, contain the animal only if it is safe to do so, and ring a registered wildlife rescue group.

NEVER handle flying-foxes or bats. Phone the relevant rescue group and a specialised, vaccinated and trained rescuer will attend.

Group Type of animal Contact
RSPCA Wildlife Hospital All native wildlife 1300 264 625
Pine Rivers Koala Care All native wildlife 0401 350 799
Moreton Bay Koala Rescue Koalas 0401 080 333
Koala Rescue Queensland Koalas 0466 439 947
Wildlife Rescue QLD
All native wildlife 0478 901 801
Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) Marine wildlife 1300 130 372
Bat Conservation & Rescue QLD Flying foxes and bats 0488 228 134

What can Council do?

If you have found a deceased animal on public land or a dog is harassing a koala, contact Council

Further information

For further information about first aid for wildlife, or for details of licensed wildlife carers in your area, contact the Department of Environment and Science.