Wildcare Australia - Wildlife Care & Rescue - South-East Queensland
Wildlife Care and Rescue
Wildcare is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife in South-east Queensland.
If you'd like to help Wildcare we are always looking for more volunteers to ease the burden on our existing wildlife rehabilitators who care for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. We also rely on community support to continue to operate our emergency telephone service and to provide financial assistance to our volunteer wildlife rehabilitators. To get involved please contact us or visit our website for more information.
WILDCARE takes pride in the comprehensive training program that it has developed since its inception in 1996. The WILDCARE education program has been developed extensively and includes training sessions on most species of wildlife and other environmental topics. Our training programs are open to all volunteer wildlife rehabilitators and other people interested in wildlife including veterinarians, veterinary nurses, zoo keepers and parks and wildlife service employees.
For a more comprehensive overview of the WILDCARE education program please visit our Training section on our website or email our Education Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 1994, WILDCARE has delivered informative talks to local schools and community groups about native animals of South-east Queensland, conservation issues and ways in which the general public can help the environment every day.
WILDCARE has received two 'Golden Gecko Awards' for its outstanding contribution to conservation. These awards were presented by the Gold Coast Hinterland Environmental Council (GECKO) as the peak environmental body on the Gold Coast. Receiving these awards was a great achievement for WILDCARE.
The organisation was originally formed as the Australian Koala Hospital Association Incorporated in late 1993 by Dr Jonathon Hanger, and became an Incorporated Association and registered charity in 1994 and is listed on the Register of Environmental Organisations.
In June 1996 three wildlife carers (Eleanor Hanger, Gail Gipp and Sharon White) formed "WILDCARE" and started a 24-hour wildlife emergency telephone service in South-east Queensland. The geographical area covered rapidly expanded, reaching from the NSW border, west to Boonah and north to the Logan River. A group 'umbrella' rescue permit was issued by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service enabling current registered Wildcare rehabilitators to be able to rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned native animals for release back into natural habitat. Both Eleanor and Gail are still actively involved in WILDCARE.
In 2008 the members of the organisation elected to formally change its name to Wildcare Australia Inc.