Have you found an injured native animal in the ACT?
- For injured kangaroos, call Access Canberra on 13 22 81
- For all other injured, sick or orphaned native animals please call ACT Wildlife on 0432 300 033
- For animals in NSW, please call Wildcare Queanbeyan on 6299 1966
- If you find an injured native animal, please handle it gently and keep it warm in a box with a towel or cloth to prevent it from slipping. More information is available here.
It is fruiting season - flying foxes will be visiting your garden. If you are netting your trees please use recommended netting and stretch it tightly over a frame so the flying foxes can land and take off - not get caught up. Click here for more information. If you find a flying fox trapped in your tree please DO NOT TOUCH IT or try to cut it out of the net because of the slight chance it is carrying Lyssavirus. Call ACT Wildlife and we will send a trained, vaccinated rescuer. 0432 300 033
It's baby bird season
If you see a baby bird on the ground it is probably just out of it's nest and is being looked after by its parents. Stay at a distance and observe for parent activity. DO NOT pick up the chick until you are sure the parents have abandoned it. Call ACT Wildlife for advice.
Keep your feline friend inside
You can love your cat and wildlife too. ACT Wildlife supports cat containment in all suburbs of Canberra.
Please do not feed birds
All native animals are protected in the ACT
Please donate to help us care for wildlife
Your donation will go directly to help orphaned, injured and sick wildlife in our care
Donations also accepted:: towels, flannelette sheets, cat and dog carry cages, aviaries
Want to get involved?
Become a member - Submit a membership form
Become a carer - What you need to know
Become a volunteer - Check out how you can help
Support ACT Wildlife - Buy from Goodwill wines and sell Cadbury chocolates
CONGRATULATIONS MARG PEACHEY - Chosen as a finalist in the 2017 ACT Australian of the Year, Local Hero category.
Wombat Mange Project.
The ACT Environment Grant awarded to ACT Wildlife to study and treat mange in wombats along the Murrumbidgee Corridor has begun. Thanks to the volunteers assisting and to our sponsors:
In the ACT it is illegal to hold a wild native animal for longer than 48 hours unless you are a registered carer with a licensed group. Any native animal that is able to be approached is in need of care and the best thing to do is to take it to a carer as soon as you possibly can so it can receive specialist care from people who understand the medical needs of a native animal