Winter Newsletter

We are taking advantage of our quieter time for wildlife to offer training courses for our members from now until November. It is really important that members comply with the conditions of the Rehabilitation Code of Practice and ensure they retrain at a minimum of three year intervals. Many members who have not met that requirement now need to take action to meet their obligations and to be able to retain their Authority to Rescue and/or Care. Training will be one of the many subjects raised in the Compliance Audit currently being undertaken of FAWNA by Office of Environment and Heritage. This Audit was advised to members in the June Member Bulletin. In July your management committee will be meeting with OEH Senior Team Leaders from Sydney.

There are some great training courses on offer so please book in early to ensure we have your training materials prepared on time. It’s a lot of work so make it easy for us please by booking via the training courses link above. All the details are there.

Please renew your membership on time – they are due by 30 June, 2016 – and make sure your records are all squeaky clean by being up to date at 30 June which is our records close off date for annual reporting to the licensee.

Thank you goes to rescuers and rehabilitators, phone operators, committee, supporters, fundraisers, families and significant others. By our collective effort we have kept the FAWNA front door open 24/7 and have achieved some humane and many good outcomes for our wildlife.

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Native mammal rehabilitation

If you find an injured, sick or orphaned native mammal you are not allowed to keep it as a pet.

The NPWS grants licences to specialist wildlife rehabilitation groups, such as FAWNA, throughout the state.

These groups train and assist people to provide optimum care for temporarily disadvantaged native animals and to return them to the wild.

Read the full article at the OEH website



The Victorian Wildlife Council are proud to announce registrations are now open for the Australian Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference to be held at Central Pier, Docklands in Melbourne 1st -4th August, 2016.

This year being a very special year, as it is our 10th conference, since the inaugural conference was held at the University of Victoria in Werribee.

Our committee have been working hard to bring you a diverse programme with an array of exciting speakers and interactive workshops. The latest in research and information in wildlife rehabilitation, an exciting networking evening function, plus trade tables from wildlife artists through to the latest products supporting wildlife care.

The theme for the 10th conference; CONNECTING TO COUNTRY.

Keynote announcement. Committee are very pleased to announce our special keynote speaker Steve Parish!

Early Bird registration closes 11th April, 2016 go to the AWRC Website to book

Put it in your diary!