Injured, sick or orphaned wildlife

call our 24/7 Hotline

0432 300 033

Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release

Caring for native wildlife in ACT

Photograph by Peter Hammond

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ACT Wildlife is delighted to have been recognised in the ACT Budget with recurrent funding over the next four years.

This funding will allow us to further implement some of the goals in our Strategic Plan.

These are exciting times and we look forward to being able to share more details over time.

Thank you to all of our volunteers, staff and the members of the public who assist ACT Wildlife in our care for injured and orphaned wildlife in the ACT.

About Us

We are the only wildlife care group in the ACT that rescues, rehabilitates and releases native animals. As a not-for-profit and charity we rely on donations to support the work of our volunteers.

Get Involved

Volunteers are our backbone. We welcome you to help in all aspects of rescue and care of the common species in the ACT including behind the scenes work. Training is provided.

Found an Animal?

Call our 24/7 Hotline
0432 300 033

Gently place the animal in a box with a towel or cloth and keep it warm and quiet. If you are unable to contain the animal, please stay near it and call our hotline with directions for rescue.

Princess, a joey common brushtail possum, came to ACT Wildlife on the 11th of February. She was found on the ground at the Tent Embassy by a member of the public that called ACT Wildlife, she was 186gms.  
 
When she came in she was very unwell and not feeding, Cheryle leFevre (Possum Co-ordinator)  stabilised her, and had her eating well and gaining weight (238gms) by the 4th of March when she came to me (Kate) for ongoing care to release.
 
Once she was a little over a kg, she was released back to the Tent Embassy in a purpose-made log home (bought from Tallong NSW) on the 22nd of July. The member of the public that found her was so happy to have her back.