About Sydney Wildlife

Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services Inc., is referred to as Sydney Wildlife and was launched in May 1997. 

As our name suggests, Sydney Wildlife operates in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area which extends from the Hawkesbury River in the north, to Picton in the south and from the foothills of the Blue Mountains to the ocean.

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As well as caring for sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife, Sydney Wildlife is also involved in educating the community about native wildlife and its habitat. From kindergartens to retirement villages, community education packages are tailored to meet the specific needs of a wide range of audiences.

Sydney Wildlife is an entirely voluntary, charitable organisation. There are no paid staff what-so-ever.

Sydney Wildlife is licensed to do the work it does by the National Parks and Wildlife Service under the National Parks and Wildlife Act, 1974. Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Service Inc.'s registration number is: Y256271-5

Our charitable fundraising number is: CFN15835.

About Sydney Wildlife Mobile Clinic

Sydney Wildlife Rescue has established a MOBILE CARE UNIT, run by volunteer vets and SydneyWildlife members, to provide expert treatment to our injured wildlife. This is the first of its kind for wildlife and has already seen many patients. 

Our Mobile Care Unit has equipment and facilities to cope not only with the regular wildlife patients in the Sydney Metropolitan area (where it normally resides), but will be available to attend other catastrophic natural disasters such as heat stress events, fires, floods etc.

The Mobile Care Unit took its maiden voyage into the fire grounds on 11th January 2020.  We spent around three months travelling from the South Coast to the Blue Mountains and then to the Snowy-Monaro region, assisting with Search & Rescue, darting, triage and treatment of injured animals.  When COVID struck, we had to bring the van back home to Sydney.

The cutting of the ribbon just before driving to the fire grounds 

The Care Unit in the South Coast fire grounds

Since then, we have been running regular ‘clinic days’ in the van on the Northern Beaches, outside the Coastal Environment Centre in Narrabeen.  Our three volunteer veterinarians have been examining, diagnosing and treating a multitude of species – everything from bats and bandicoots to snakes and seabirds.

Volunteers vets examining a Water Dragon

Many of our patients are tiny orphans that come in for weekly check-ups and weigh-ins.  Not everyone knows that bandicoots, gliders and antechinus are marsupials.  We try to stress that if a marsupial is killed (either by vehicle strike or other means) their pouch-young can still remain intact and very much alive!  If you come across a deceased animal and are not sure if it has a pouch where joeys can reside, please contact Sydney Wildlife Rescue on 9413 4300 for advice.

Feathertailed glider joey

With thanks to our sponsors and friends so far. We could never have done this without you!

Listed in no particular order:
Peter Sharp of Tame and Wild Studio in Davidson www.tameandwildstudio.com

Pivot Creative in Cromer www.pivotcreative.com.au

Mona Vale Vet Hospital www.monavalevet.com.au

Karl Storz Endoscopy www.karlstorz.com.au

Jayco Sydney www.jaycosydney.com.au

Terrey Hills Animal Hospital www.terreyhillsvet.com.au

The Harris Family in Belrose

Tony Philps from the Lions Club Belrose and the Mens’ Shed

Sue and Peter Glasson from Bayview

Laurie Sword Graphics

And all the other wonderful people who gave their time and money to make this happen

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