Injured wildlife

Baby Ringtail Possum held in hands

If you discover an injured, sick or orphaned native animal, please contact a wildlife rescue organisation (open 24 hours) listed below:

Sydney Wildlife Rescue is active in the greater Sydney Metropolitan area.

Phone: 02 9413 4300

WIRES is Australia's largest wildlife rescue organisation.

Phone: 1300 094 737

If you can, wrap the animal in a towel/blanket and place it in a ventilated box with a lid, or cover with a towel. Handle the animal as little as possible. Certain animals should not be approached, such as snakes, goannas, wallabies, bats and raptors (eagles etc). Follow the advice provided by your local wildlife rescue organisation.