NWC Grants 2016-2017

This years Grant program offers five Grants of up to $1,000 each for wildlife rehabilitation enclosure or equipment projects that will be assessed on the criteria of

  • Need
  • Excellence
  • Value for money

Applications open on 1 July and must be completed and returned no later than 5 pm on 5 August 2016.  Each application will be acknowledged.

All applications must include a signed endorsement by the relevant licensed NWC member group, and the application signed in Section A.  Recognising geographic separation within some groups, it has been decided a separate endorsement will be accepted provided it is received with the application and is on the group’s Letterhead and contains all the information as presented on the Application form Section A.

Voting will take place on eligible applications at the NWC Annual General Meeting to be held on 28 August 2016 and the successful applicants advised by early September.  Grant Terms need to be accepted within three weeks of receipt of Acceptance documentation.  Full details of the application process and the Application form can be found at the NWC website here.

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!