Wildlife Rescue 1300 094 737

Frequently asked questions

How do I get the possums out of my roof?

Possums are protected native animals. Due to habitat loss possums sometimes resort to living in chimneys and the roof cavities of sheds and houses. WIRES volunteers cannot assist with roof repairs and relocation. You will need the help of a licenced professional and WIRES are able to provide you with information to help you comply with National Parks and Wildlife regulations. Providing alternative homes for possums via possum boxes will greatly assist. Please call our Rescue Line on 1300 094 737 or fill in our Report a Rescue form for more advice.

What is WIRES Mission Statement?

WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

How many branches and volunteer members does WIRES have?

WIRES have 28 branches around NSW and over 2500 volunteer members.

How old do I have to be to join WIRES?

To become a wildlife rescuer and carer with WIRES you must be 18 or over.

Can I do my Duke of Edinburgh volunteering with WIRES?

WIRES can sometimes assist with Duke of Edinburgh volunteering in Sydney but the work is administrative with no animal contact. If you would like to ask about opportunities please email info@wires.org.au.

What is the main species WIRES rescue?

We receive more rescue requests for birds than any other species. Other species we also receive thousands of rescue requests for each year include possums, reptiles, macropods and flying-foxes.

Are donations tax-deductible?

Yes, all gifts to WIRES $2 and over are tax-deductible.


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