ACT Wildlife is Canberra's only wildlife care group. As a volunteer organisation, our ability to provide expert care heavily relies on donations from you, the public. Without your support, we would not be able to provide housing, food, transport, and medicine to the hundreds of native animals that come through our door each year.
Have you found an injured native animal in the ACT?
We welcome Apis Group who are sponsoring ACT Wildlife in 2019-20
POSITION VACANT: Animal Care Assistant . ACT Wildlife invites applications for a 6 month position based at Jerrabomberra Wetlands. See here for position description. Applications close Wednesday 22nd January
Please donate to help us care for wildlife
Your donation will go directly to help orphaned, injured and sick wildlife in our care
Currently we have more donations of goods than we can store. But we can always use top opening cat and dog carry cages, aviaries, and quality bird seed.
We are also happy to accept donations of fresh fruit for rehabilitating possums and flying foxes. Please call 0432 300 033
We need your help!
We are excited to invite you to Sponsor a Species! The Sponsor a Species initiative allows you make small, monthly donations that will go towards purchasing essential supplies for one of the five species in our care. Click here to find out more
LAST OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN AN
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
2020 TRAINING CALENDAR -
PHONE & TRANSPORT - Wednesday 29th January 7.00 pm
STITCH & BITCH - Saturday 1st February 10.30 - sewing group
BASIC BIRD CARE - Saturday 23rd February 8.30 - 3.00
STITCH & BITCH - Saturday 7th March 10.30 - sewing group
ADVANCED BIRDS - Sunday 8th March 8.30 - 3.00
POSSUM CARE - Sunday 29th March 9.45
STITCH & BITCH - Saturday 4th April 10.30 - sewing group
ORIENTATION - Sunday 5th April - 8.30
PHONE & TRANSPORT - Wednesday 15th April 7.00 pm
WOMBAT CARE - Sunday 19th April 8.45
STITCH & BITCH - Saturday 2nd May 10.30 - sewing group
STITCH & BITCH - Saturday 6th June 10.30 - sewing group
Canberra citizens can help combat mange in wombats - click here to find out more
ACT Wildlife volunteers are treating wombats
in and around Canberra. Now you can help and treat your local wombat
suffering from mange.
For more information about mange and to report a wombat suffering from mange
take a look at this page.
ACT Wildlife was shortlisted for an Ethical Grant and received $20,000 for mange treatments. Thanks to all who voted for ACT Wildlife. Now we are getting on with helping wombats!
Thanks Australian Ethical
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.