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

In the 12 months ending 01/07/2021, FAWNA's wildlife callouts consisted of

0 +
Unsuitable envoronments - e.g. around homes
0 +
Domestic Animal Attacks
0 +
Collisions with motor vehicles
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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 suffering of injured, sick or orphaned wildlife
  • To encourage 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

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FAWNA is a registered charity organisation and have been been endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO). If you donate $2 or more to FAWNA you are able to 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


Possum & Glider for beginners – Training Course

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Flying Fox training – EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Sunday 14th August 2022

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Did you know last reporting year, the 12 months ending 01/07/2021 FAWNA had

1000 +
Calls to our rescue hotline
0 +
Wildlife rescue callouts
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Interactions with different species
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Days of care for Native Wildlife



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If you see a SICK, Injured or orphaned animal

If you find wildlife in distress, please contact the FAWNA rescue line number on 65814141.

For more information on what to do please see the Emergency first aid page.

Thinking of Joining FAWNA?

If you feel that you would like to join the FAWNA organisation and become Authorised to rescue and or care for wildlife there are three member intakes each year – in February, June and October when Induction Training Courses are held.

More information can be found on our JOIN US page.

Need to contact us for a rescue?

FAWNA can’t take requests for wildlife rescues via the website or Facebook as they aren’t attended to all the time.

If you need to get assistance for a sick, injured or orphaned animal please call our rescue line on 02 6581 4141.

Contact Details

Postal Address: PO Box 218, Wauchope NSW 2446
24 Hour Rescue hotline: 02 6581 4141

Via Contact Form

FAWNA is a member of the NSW Wildlife Council, the peak body representing Wildlife carers in NSW.

FAWNA acknowledges Sea Acres National Park and Rainforest Centre’s support in its work with injured and orphaned fauna.

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