About Fauna Rescue
In 2018 Fauna Rescue SA marks 30 years of saving South Australia’s wildlife. They are now the largest wildlife rescue and rehabilitation service in South Australia with around 500 members. Fauna Rescue SA operates three 24-Hour wildlife rescue hotlines: two specialist rescue and advice hotlines for koalas and bats, the third for other native wildlife. In the past year, their Hotlines received over 13,000 calls for wildlife rescue or advice.
Koala Hotline 1300 KOALAS
Bat Hotline 0474 204 617
Other Wildlife 8289 0896
Fauna Rescue SA is recognised as South Australia’s wildlife rescue and rehabilitation specialist. They regularly receive referrals from veterinarians, RSPCA, state and local governments, wildlife parks and zoos, as well as other rescue groups.
As an advocate for nature and wildlife conservation in South Australia, a key value of Fauna Rescue SA is increasing wildlife awareness and knowledge through education and research. They conduct educational presentations for schools and clubs as well as hold public events in order to increase wildlife awareness. They hold regular wildlife training workshops to share specialist knowledge and experience with members, veterinary professionals and interested members of the public. Fauna Rescue SA works in partnership with local and interstate research scientists and universities on projects that help save wildlife.
All active members of wildlife rescuers and rehabilitators, to phone operators and administration staff, are all unpaid volunteers. Their independent, not-for-profit organisation receives no government funding despite the essential service they provide for South Australia. Fauna Rescue SA is entirely dependent on donations from the public and sponsors and is a registered charity with TDR status. Personal donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Donate now - www.faunarescue.org.au
AdelaideVet have been working closely with Fauna Rescue SA for many years, providing free of charge healthcare to many of their creatures (great and small!) Our staff are dedicated to the education and conservation of our precious wildlife and often will be caring for or fostering possums and birds to assist Fauna Rescue with ensuring they get the best rehabilitation before being released. We are very proud to have worked closely with the Koala Team especially for several years now and as a result, our vets and nurses are confident in the speciality care that these beautiful animals need. We are always available to the general public as well if they have injured wildlife they need to bring in or just for over the phone advice. Our aim is to address any medical needs and then utilise the brilliant Fauna Rescue SA team to take over for general rehabilitation and release.