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Found an injured native animal? We're here to help.

Keep the animal contained, warm, quiet and undisturbed. Do not offer any food or water.

Call Sydney Wildlife immediately on 9413 4300, or take the animal to your nearest vet. Generally there is no charge. 

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Holsworthy Bushfire Emergency

As the smoke clears from the recent bushfires in Menai and Holsworthy, large numbers of injured wildlife are emerging from the ashes.  Local vets and wildlife carers are inundated with animals suffering from burns and smoke inhalation, or having lost their homes.  

Sydney Wildlife is currently raising funds to establish a mobile wildlife clinic.  Although this won't be ready for another 12 months, when it is up and running we will be able to take the van to the sites of natural disasters and offer on-the-spot help.   

In the meantime, Sydney Wildlife rescuers have been on call since the fires started, but have only now been allowed into some areas, due to safety concerns.  In these situations we must wait for the go-ahead from local fire authorities, SES and National Parks and Wildlife Services.   

If you live in, or are passing through, affected areas, please be extra vigilant for injured or orphaned wildlife.  These animals will be suffering from stress, and may behave erratically, so we ask you to be particularly careful on the road.  If you do find an animal in need, please call us on 9413 4300.  Our website and FaceBook page aren't constantly monitored for rescues, so please go old-school and use the phone. 

In some cases, you may be able to contain the animal and take it to your closest vet.  Please don't feed it, or attempt to treat its wounds, leave this to the experts.  The vet will give the animal initial treatment (check for burns, injuries and smoke inhalation, rehydrate it, etc.) and then contact a trained wildlife carer to handle the animal's rehabilitation.  Of course, in some cases, the animal may have to be euthanised.  While this is a very sad outcome, please remember that this will be putting a badly injured animal out of its pain.  If this is the best we can do for an animal, it is preferable to leaving it to suffer.  

As in any situation, there are animals that must be left to trained and experienced rescuers.  This is particularly important in the case of bushfires, as the animals will be extremely stressed and potentially dangerous.  Please note their exact location, and contact us on 9413 4300, if you spot an injured kangaroo or wallaby, flying-fox, snake or goanna.  If possible, please stay nearby (not too close!) so that you can direct our rescuer to the animal.    
Please be conscious of your own safety at all times.  

Thank you to all of you who have contacted us and offered to help.  If you are interested in making a donation to assist us in rescuing and looking after these animals, or to get our mobile wildlife clinic up and running, please go to our website www.sydneywildlife.org.au.   All donations over $2 are tax deductible.   








    Welcome to Sydney Wildlife


    Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services Inc (Sydney Wildlife) was formed in May 1997, by a large group of experienced wildlife carers, to meet the specific needs of urban wildlife in the Sydney metropolitan area.  

    We are licensed by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned native animals and to educate the community, at all levels, about the need to protect our native animals and to preserve their habitats.  Our organisation is a registered charity and is operated entirely by volunteers.  We offer a 24-hours, 7-days rescue and advice service.

    Read more about Sydney Wildlife







    Welcome to Sydney Wildlife

    Welcome to Sydney Wildlife


    Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services Inc (Sydney Wildlife) was formed in May 1997, by a large group of experienced wildlife carers, to meet the specific needs of urban wildlife in the Sydney metropolitan area.  

    We are licensed by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned native animals and to educate the community, at all levels, about the need to protect our native animals and to preserve their habitats.  Our organisation is a registered charity and is operated entirely by volunteers.  We offer a 24-hours, 7-days rescue and advice service.

    Read more about Sydney Wildlife





      Welcome to Sydney Wildlife


      Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services Inc (Sydney Wildlife) was formed in May 1997, by a large group of experienced wildlife carers, to meet the specific needs of urban wildlife in the Sydney metropolitan area.  

      We are licensed by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned native animals and to educate the community, at all levels, about the need to protect our native animals and to preserve their habitats.  Our organisation is a registered charity and is operated entirely by volunteers.  We offer a 24-hours, 7-days rescue and advice service.

      Read more about Sydney Wildlife





        Welcome to Sydney Wildlife


        Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services Inc (Sydney Wildlife) was formed in May 1997, by a large group of experienced wildlife carers, to meet the specific needs of urban wildlife in the Sydney metropolitan area.  

        We are licensed by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned native animals and to educate the community, at all levels, about the need to protect our native animals and to preserve their habitats.  Our organisation is a registered charity and is operated entirely by volunteers.  We offer a 24-hours, 7-days rescue and advice service.

        Read more about Sydney Wildlife





          Welcome to Sydney Wildlife


          Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services Inc (Sydney Wildlife) was formed in May 1997, by a large group of experienced wildlife carers, to meet the specific needs of urban wildlife in the Sydney metropolitan area.  

          We are licensed by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned native animals and to educate the community, at all levels, about the need to protect our native animals and to preserve their habitats.  Our organisation is a registered charity and is operated entirely by volunteers.  We offer a 24-hours, 7-days rescue and advice service.

          Read more about Sydney Wildlife





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