2016 Sydney Wildlife Rescue & Care Courses
Thank you for your interest in Sydney Wildlife. We are a not-for-profit organisation involved in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of our native animals. We would be delighted for you to become one of our valued members and help our native wildlife. Joining is easy if you can say yes to the following:Over 18
- Can help out wherever possible at our Lane Cove Office and our Rescue phones.
- Will complete the Sydney Wildlife two-day Rescue and Care Course. (RCC)
If you have said yes to all of these, then read on. The RCC course is designed for people wishing to rescue and care for native
animals in their homes. Rescue and Care Course is two days of training over one weekend. This course will be held in Northbridge from 8.30am-5pm on the 20-21st February. Parking is available on site or in the surrounding streets.
The cost of attending the Rescue and Care course is $100/person or $130 for 2 living at the same address and sharing materials.
The fee includes a range of supplies, startup equipment and your first annual membership to Sydney Wildlife, which is $30 per
On successful completion of the course you’ll be granted an Authority to Rescue and Care for Native Animals, as per NPWS
guidelines and will be issued with a photo ID card with your member number. This gives you the authority to rescue and care for
birds, adult possums, lizards and turtles. Further training is available if you wish to rescue and care for other species, such as bats and snakes, or specialise caring for baby possums or baby birds.
But, wildlife rescue and care is not for everyone. It can be extremely rewarding, and can also be time consuming and distressing.
You need to be able accept that sometimes the animals you encounter may die or have to be euthanised. However you will have
support of Sydney Wildlife members at all times, we are only a phone call away to help you.
If you are looking to volunteer, but not rescue and care for our native animals, we are always looking for volunteers to help out in
other areas including office administration, answering calls from the public when they need your advice as well as general maintenance of our facilities.
*This course is not a general education course and isn’t suitable if you wish to work professionally with native animals.
Please note: we do not accept enrolments on the day.