If you find a sick or injured wild animal, contact your nearest veterinarian or wildlife carer organisation as soon as possible so that it may receive appropriate treatment. Wild animals become stressed by handling, so you should seek expert advice before handling an injured animal. Try to minimise the amount of exposure the injured animal has to people and loud noises. Do not attempt to feed or treat it unless you have specialist knowledge or training.
Contact details for injured wildlife are:
Australian Capital Territory
- RSPCA ACT on (02) 6287 8100 (business hours) www.rspca-act.org.au
- ACT Wildlife on 0432 300 033 (24 hours) www.actwildlife.net
New South Wales
- WIRES (Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service) www.wires.org.au on 1300 094 737
- Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services www.sydneywildlife.org.au on (02) 9413 4300
- Wildlife Rescue Inc www.wildliferescue.net.au on 1300 596 457
South Australia - contact RSPCA SA on 1300 477 722 or www.faunarescue.org.au
Tasmania - contact the Wildlife Management Branch on 1300 827 727 or visit dpipwe.tas.gov.au/wildlife-management/management-of-wildlife.
Victoria - contact Wildlife Victoria on 03 8400 7300 www.wildlifevictoria.org.au
Western Australia - contact Wildcare on 08 9474 9055 http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/