For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid
Is licensed by the National Parks & Wildlife Division of the NSW Department of Planning and Environment to operate in Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey and MidCoast local government areas. Learn More

In the 12 months ending 30/06/2022, FAWNA's wildlife callouts consisted of

Unsuitable environments - e.g. around homes
Domestic Animal Attacks
Collisions with motor vehicles
Abandoned or Orphaned Animals

Aims of FAWNA

To rehabilitate native wildlife for return to their natural environment

To relocate native wildlife which is under threat or causing distress to the public into its natural habitat

To train volunteer members to carry out rescue and the care of native wildlife

To alleviate the suffering of injured, sick or orphaned wildlife

To encourage the protection of native wildlife and their environment

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FAWNA has a 24/7 hotline


PLEASE NOTE: FAWNA cannot take requests for help for our wildlife via our website or via social media as they are only checked every couple of days and we want to get assistance for our wildlife ASAP.

If you see a sick or injured native animal that needs assistance call our 24 hr hotline on the number below.

Call our Rescue line on 0265 814141

FAWNA is a registered charity

ANC Charity LogoFAWNA is a registered charity organisation and has been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

If you donate $2 or more to FAWNA, you can claim a tax deduction.

If you wish to make a donation of supplies or goods to FAWNA please contact us via our contact form.

Learn more about donating to FAWNA


General Bird Training Course

When: Saturday 25th May 2024
Where: Taree Showground Training Venue 24 Muldoon St, Taree NSW 2430

Bookings open on 8th April

Rescue & Immediate Care Course

When: Sunday 16th June 2024
Where:  Kendall Community Centre, 19 Comboyne St, Kendall NSW 2439

Other Mammals Care Course

Date: Sunday 7 July 2024
Time: 9.30am- 4pm
Presenters: Cheryl Winner & Moira Sirett
Venue: Taree Showground, 24 Muldoon Street. Taree.2430
Bookings open: 1 May 2024
Full details here

Rescue & Immediate Care Course

When: Sunday 6th October 2024
Where:  Kendall Community Centre, 19 Comboyne St, Kendall NSW 2439

Details available closer to the date

General Meetings

When: Sunday 19th May 2024
Where:  Kendall Community Centre, 19 Comboyne St, Kendall NSW 2439
Time: 11 am – 3 pm

Did you know last reporting year, the 12 months ending 30/06/2022 FAWNA had

Calls to our rescue hotline
Wildlife rescue callouts
Interactions with animal groups
Days of care for Native Wildlife



We are a licensed volunteer wildlife rescue & rehabilitation group operating in NSW's mid-north coast

2 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

🌟This Volunteer Week, we express our deepest gratitude to all the amazing volunteers who selflessly dedicate their time to assist FAWNA with rescuing, caring for, and providing phone rescues for Australian native animals. Your commitment to helping our wildlife is truly inspiring and invaluable. Thank you for being the backbone of our rescue efforts and for making a difference in the lives of our precious native animals. We couldn't do it without you! ❤️🦘🦉🦇#VolunteerWeek#WildlifeRescue#ThankYouVolunteers ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

🌿🦘Spring and Autumn, the dynamic duo of twin Eastern Grey Joey Kangaroos! 🦘🌿Under the loving care of their dedicated FAWNA carer, these joeys are thriving and growing stronger every day. Follow their heartwarming journey as they hop, play and explore the world around them! 🦘💕#Fawna Wildlife Rescue #kangaroolove #SpringAndAutumn #wildlifeheroes ... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

Swift Parrot found in Forster🌿"HOPE TAKES FLIGHT: ENDANGERED SWIFT PARROT RESCUED & RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD"🍀FAWNA, BirdLife Australia, and MidCoast Council have worked closely together to look after a critically endangered swift parrot and release it back into the wild.This special bird breeds in Tasmania before migrating across Bass Strait to the Australian mainland over Autumn and Winter. This is the longest migration of any parrot in the world.Unfortunately, the long journey for one of these parrots was temporarily interrupted in Forster. Fortunately, the injured bird was found and handed in to a local vet by a concerned local on the 22 April.“The bird was injured and was unable to fly. It needed expert care before it was well enough to return to the wild,” said Rob Kyte from BirdLife Australia. Fortunately, that care was provided by experienced local FAWNA wildlife carers, Gail Whitwell and Rejane Chapman.Once the bird was strong enough, the search for an appropriate site for release began with assistance from Council. “The swift parrot was released near Bungwahl. The area contained abundant flowering paperbarks and swamp mahogany trees, which are known to be important food sources. The release site was chosen to give it the best chance to find its flock again,” said Mr Kyte.One of the FAWNA carers, Gail Whitwell said “This is a fantastic outcome for everyone. Every bird counts when it comes to saving a critically endangered species.” “We called the bird Tay Tay because the flying distance of this little bird is comparable to the journey of the famous singer when she was in Australia” said Mrs Whitwell.#FAWNA NSW INC #WILDLIFE HEROES ... See MoreSee Less
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