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Our mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

WIRES has been rescuing and caring for wildlife for almost 35 years and is the largest wildlife rescue organisation in Australia. We have over 3,000 volunteers, 28 local branches, a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 24/7, 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress. 

We are passionate about collaboration, and supporting smaller volunteer organisations in the wildlife sector with the same mission, in addition to Universities, Veterinary Associations and other leading scientific and environmental groups. In that last 5 years WIRES has been working with organisations including: WWF Australia, National Parks Association, Humane Society International, The Wilderness Society, Nature Conservation Council, Birdlife, RSPCA, Animal Welfare League and IFAW and we thank these organisations for their significant ongoing contribution to the wildlife rehabilitation sector.

WIRES receive around 170,000 calls annually and we are providing rescue advice and assistance for over 100,000 native animals per annum. 

In response to the tragic toll of the catastrophic 2020 bushfires, extreme weather and drought on our native wildlife, we are implementing significant projects to help wildlife more broadly across Australia, including partnering on projects to improve long-term outcomes for native animals. Read the latest updates on our emergency and bushfire projects here.

Rescue Line

If you find a sick, injured or orphaned native animal in NSW please call our Rescue Office on 1300 094 737 for rescue help and advice.

Report a Rescue

If you have found a sick, injured or orphaned native animal in NSW you can now report a rescue by filling in our online Rescue Form.

Emergency Advice

Read WIRES emergency rescue advice to find out how best to assist native animals in distress.

Give Now to Help Wildlife

Your donations help WIRES to rescue and care for more native animals, provide more wildlife information and education to the community, to protect and preserve native animals and to train and support more volunteer rescuers and carers. All gifts $2 and over are tax-deductible within Australia.

Australian Bushfires Impact and Recovery

Tuesday, December 08, 2020
A year on from Australia’s worst bushfire season in history, WIRES and Bush Heritage Australia continue to work collaboratively across the conservation sector to help secure the future of all native species.

In this webinar an update is provided by CEO of WIRES Leanne Taylor, Bush Heritage CEO Heather Campbell, Bush Heritage National Fire Program Manager Richard Geddes and WIRES Koala Coordinator Vickii Lett.

While a lot of work remains to be done, we are starting to see signs of recovery, with plants re-sprouting and native animals returning to the landscape. We are excited to share with you some of the successes you have helped make possible this year and the opportunities to further strengthen bushfire recovery and resilience efforts across Australia and beyond.
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