Registration as Rescuer
1. Rescuing a native animal often involves simply picking up the animal and taking it to:
• the nearest vet (if the caller is unable to do so); or
• a licenced person or member of a licenced group; or
• an area suitable for release, depending on circumstances.
2. Any person engaged in a rescue on behalf of Wildlife Rescue Inc (WRI), member or otherwise, is covered by the WRI’s Personal Accident insurance policy (see here for details).
3. A registered rescuer’s name and contact details are kept confidential, accessible only by Call Centre staff and administrators.
4. There is no fee for registering as a rescuer, nor is it necessary to join WRI.
5. Wildlife Rescue Inc is independent of any licenced organisation or Government body. Persons wishing to become involved in caring for native animals should contact the appropriate State authority.
1. Persons applying to register as a rescuer with Wildlife Rescue Inc must:
• be 18 years of age or over;
• have no criminal convictions, particularly relating to cruelty to animals; and
• not be involved in any commercial activity which conflicts with WRI’s aims or objectives.
2. Experience handling native animals is preferred, but may not be necessary (depending on circumstances). Rescuers are not asked to perform tasks outside their range of skills.
3. A rescuer is only asked to rescue a native animal (particularly a snake/goanna, bat/flying fox or other potentially dangerous animal) if appropriately qualified and/or experienced and the person is willing to accept the rescue call.
To register as a rescuer with Wildlife Rescue Inc: