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Macropod- Kangaroo/Wallaby Rescues

All kangaroo, wallaby and wallaroo species are known as macropods.

If you find a sick, injured or orphaned macropod please call WIRES Rescue Office 1300 094 737 or fill in the Rescue Form. 

Adult Rescues

Please do not approach any injured adult macropod. Only rescuers with specialist training can approach injured adults safely.

If you find a sick or injured adult macropod please call WIRES Rescue Office 1300 094 737 and wait for assistance. The rescue team are available 7 days a week.

If you find a seriously injured adult after hours e.g. hit by a car late at night, please contact the local police and they will attend.

Joey Rescues

If you have found a female macropod that has recently been killed, perhaps hit by a car, please check for joeys.

Please check inside the pouch and also in the surrounding area as the joey could have been bumped out of the pouch, or it may be scared and hiding in nearby bushes. 

If you live near the area it is a good idea to check the area a few times during the day to make sure no joeys are present. 

If you find a sick, injured or orphaned joey it needs immediate care. Please contact WIRES to report the rescue using the details above.

Please keep it in a warm, dark, quiet place e.g. wrapped in a towel or sheet in a ventilated carrier while you transport it to the nearest vet or wait for a rescuer. 

If you go directly to the vet, please let WIRES know which vet you have taken the joey to.

We will follow up with the vet directly to bring the joey into care after it has been vet assessed and received any necessary treatment.

For extra information about wildlife rescue please read our emergency advice.

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Fill in the rescue form for help with sick, injured or ophaned native animals

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