Photo: a koala joey in care at Ipswich Koala Protection Society
Volunteer wildlife carers rescue and rehabilitate thousands of animals across Australia every year. While some States allow the keeping of sick, injured or orphaned native animals in emergency circumstances by people that are unlicensed, you will need to obtain an appropriate licence in your State to become a long term wildlife carer.
Approximately 40% of Australian Wildlife Land Trust members are actively involved in wildlife care and rehabilitation, showcasing the important link between caring for injured or orphaned animals and having adequate habitat available for their continued survival. Click here to read more about the inspiring work of WLT wildlife carers.
The WLT has additionally been a sponsor of the last six Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conferences (AWRC), with Program Manager Evan Quartermain delivering a presentation on the planned Wildlife Rehabilition Release Network and calling for feedback from the audience at the conference in Melbourne ( the keynote address at the upcoming conference in Hobart (1-4 August, 2016). For more information on the AWRC, click here. Or visit the links below for further information on licensing and wildlife rescue in your State or Territory: