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Storm aftermath

Posted on February 23, 2015 at 10:27 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those across the State who have suffered in any way from the recent storms.  This is a reminder that we have a special fund to which donations can be made to help those wildlife rehabilitators who have damaged enclosures or lost equipment.  On this site go to “How can I help” and choose “Donations” from the drop down menu.  Here you will find both how to make a donation or if you are a wildlife rehabilitators who has damaged or lost equipment or need post storm assistance you will find the paperwork to apply for assistance.

For all other enquiries please send us an email to

Posted by Annie Saunders

Australasian Bat night 2015 is happening throughout Australasia during March and April

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:25 am

Bat Night is an opportunity to celebrate and educate the positive aspects of bats and to dispel fears by learning about them in a fun way.

For further ideas please contact Maree Kerr on 0412 311403 or email Check the ABS website

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Remember to vote in the Volunteer of the Year Award

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 4:19 am

This is run by Heritage Bank. The winner will receive $10,000. There are a lot of worthy volunteers here already. At last look Jenny Maclean was second.

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Wildcare Education Calendar for January 2015

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 1:48 am

Date Workshop Location Time
10/01/15 Fundamentals of Native Birds Wacol 9am – 3pm
17/1/15 Rescue & First Aid for Native Wildlife (Basic) Gold Coast 10.45am – 4.30pm
31/1/15 Introduction to caring for orphaned Mammals Wacol 9.30am – 4pm


If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Cathy at Wildcare


Posted by Vicky Dawson

WIldcare Education Calendar for February 2015

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 1:47 am

Date Workshop Location  Time
21/2/15 Introduction to caring for orphaned Mammals Beerwah 9.30am – 4pm
22/02/15 Rescue & First Aid for Native Wildlife (Basic) Wacol 10.45am – 4.30pm
28/02/15 Fundamentals of Native Birds Gold Coast 9am – 3pm


If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Cathy at Wildcare


Posted by Vicky Dawson

Code of Practice

Posted on December 4, 2014 at 1:44 am

We would  like to remind all carers that the new Code of Practice has been in place since March 2013. We have had a 24 month transition period to ensure our facilities meet with the minimum enclosure sizes as per the Code. EHP may be checking on carer facilities in the new year.

We recommend that all carers familiarise themselves with the new sizes and ensure your facilities meet these minimum standards. If your enclosures do not meet these standards then a plan needs to be put into place to increase them.

A copy of the code is available via this website

Should you have any queries regarding these requirements please contact your local QWRC Councillor.


Posted by Vicky Dawson

2015 Meeting dates

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 2:38 am

The meeting dates for 2015 are as follows. All meetings are at RSPCA at Wacol and commence at 9am. The meetings usually fall on the fourth Monday of the month except where there is a Public Holiday

19th January; 23rd February; 23rd March; 27th April; 25th May; 22nd June; 27th July; 24th August; 28th September; 26th October; 23rd November; 18th January 2016



Posted by Vicky Dawson


Posted on November 19, 2014 at 10:42 am

Please note that the Queensland Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is NOT a wildlife carer group and DOES NOT ISSUE PERMITS to wildlife carers so being a member does not entitle you to care for wildlife. Permits are available either from the Qld Department of Environment and Heritage Protection or wildlife rehabilitation groups if they hold a permit.. Please ensure that you have a piece of paper that says that you have a permit. It will be dated, list the species and number of animals you are permitted to care for.

For more information please internet search for ‘qld wildlife rehabilitation permit’.

Posted by Vicky Dawson

Welcome to the new QWRC website!

Posted on October 8, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Welcome to the newly launched QWRC website.

Please take the time to navigate through the website.

Posted by Admin

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