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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 over 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.

Koala Health Hub | Project Update

Monday, July 05, 2021

Following the major 2019/20 bushfires, the Koala Health Hub (KHH) at the University of Sydney was the recipient of a three-year grant from WIRES. The grant has sustained the KHH and allowed it to respond to a dramatic increase in need for koala care and management following decades of drought and other significant impacts on their populations. read more

Read the latest updates on our emergency and bushfire projects here.

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Using our mobile friendly wildilfe rescue form, you can report wildlife needing rescue assistance from any device.

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