Living so closely with native animals means that we occasionally come into contact with sick, injured or orphaned wildlife.
Always remember wild animals are not used to being handled and are very susceptible to stress. If handled improperly, they are likely to struggle and hurt themselves even more. It is crucial to take care with the rescue of any native animal and to reduce the animal's stress as much as possible.
Please remember: It is against the law to keep native animals taken from the wild. They must be passed on to an authorised carer within a licensed wildlife rescue organisation such as WIRES.
Go to WIRES or call them if you need help with wildlife
1300 094 737