Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES)

WIRES (Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service Inc.) is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation, and has been rescuing and caring for native animals for over 30 years. 

We have over 2500 volunteers in 28 branches involved in the rescue and care of wildlife and we have a dedicated Rescue Office that operates 365 days a year assisting the community to help native animals in distress. WIRES helps tens of thousands of animals every year, receiving up to 95,000 requests for rescue advice and assistance every 12 months.

To become a volunteer with WIRES you need to complete WIRES Rescue and Immediate Care Course (RICC). To find out more about becoming a carer, visit the training page.

Many people are unable to take on the role of animal foster carer or rescuer but there are lots of other ways you can volunteer to help!

It can be a very rewarding experience. WIRES relies on the help of volunteers to fundraise, answer phones, co-ordinate animal care, enter records into WIRES database, speak to community and school groups and assist with other administrative tasks.

Contact WIRES via the information block to see how you can help.

For the Wires Rescue line, contact  1300 094 737

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Ph. 02 8977 3396