FAWNA, NSW Inc (which stands for: For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid) is the only group licensed for all species in its 18,000 sq km area which ranges south from Bulahdelah to the northern part of the Kempsey Shire and west to Stroud and Gloucester.

FAWNA works closely with Koala Preservation Society and Koalas in Care and points out that WIRES is not licensed to work on this part of the mid north coast – the closest WIRES branches being on the Central Coast, and the mid north coast branch based from Coffs Harbour operates only down to Nambucca.

In the last financial year FAWNA’S volunteers handled over 3000 animals, birds and reptiles that were called in by caring members of the public to the 24 hour 7 day a week person-answered wildlife rescue hotline 6581 4141. Some were delivered to the region’s caring veterinary clinics and passed to FAWNA for ongoing care before release.

If you find an injured animal:

Cover it with a towel or blanket to minimise stress and firmly but gently place it in a cardboard box, or natural fibre bag if available.  Try to make it as comfortable as possible.  Keep it in a warm and quiet place away from domestic pets and children and resist the temptation to peek at it.

Then call the FAWNA Duty Officer on 6581 4141 who will advise the best course of immediate action.

Alternatively you can take the animal to a vet who will contact FAWNA to arrange collection.  There will be no charge to you.


If you would like to donate food to help volunteers care for sick or injured wildlife, we have a local native wildlife food pick up location at Blackman's Point.

FAWNA - Food 4 Wildlife pick-up point
170 The Hatch Rd, Blackmans Point NSW 2444


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