Donating to FAWNA

Austtralian Registered Charity LogoFAWNA is on the Federal Register of Environmental Organisations and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission which enables it to operate the FAWNA (NSW) INC Public Fund and offer tax-deductible receipts for donations of $2 and over.

All such donations are set aside to directly benefit wildlife.

There are many items of equipment needed by FAWNA for the continuing rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife.

By donating to FAWNA (NSW) INC you will be helping the hard-working band of volunteers look after their charges by funding materials for pre-release pens, specialised foods, education campaigns etc.

FAWNA Food 4 Wildlife & Nest Box Appeal

NSW’s Mid North Coast is facing unprecedented drought and horrific fires that have decimated wildlife habitat.  As well as receiving and rehabilitating burned animals our FAWNA volunteers wish to help the area’s animals and birds survive until drought-breaking rains arrive.

Through generous community donations, FAWNA has already purchased  > $2000 worth of kangaroo pellets and wild bird seed for distribution through community collection points.

We need to keep this going perhaps for months until the weather improves.

A phone call on15th November 2019 from Mick at Moparrabah in the Kempsey region…..”Mate” Mick said

I saved my house, but we lost sheds and I don’t know what I am going to do with all the kangaroos and wallabies and birds that have no feed.  Everything’s burnt.  They’re like family to me and I don’t know how I can help them.

Mick received his first supply from the FAWNA Food 4 Wildlife scheme on 15th November and was so thankful.  Knowing this help is available for the longer term meant so much to him.

The nest box project aims to provide alternate homes for all the wildlife species – possums, gliders that are dependent on tree hollows, so many of which have been consumed by fire.

We are bulk-purchasing nest boxes that will provide alternate homes for possums, gliders and bird species who are dependent on tree hollows for their homes. The installation will be a challenge and we will be seeking community partnerships where we can.

FAWNA is through the media encouraging the community to put out Water4Wildlife to help them survive these horrible conditions.  As well we will be supporting the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital’s rollout of its project providing mobile water stations out in the field.

All of FAWNA’s activities are directed to meeting our aims For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid and our admin costs are kept to the bare bones and there are no paid employees – maximising our dollars to directly benefit wildlife.

You can use the Give Now donation form below or make a donation to FAWNA via our page on GIVENOW.COM.AU

How will the funds be used?

All donations from this appeal will be spent on food items and equipment that directly benefits injured, orphaned and disadvantaged fauna. Any capital wildlife care items purchased will remain FAWNA’s property but will be held by active wildlife rehabilitators.

All of FAWNA’s activities are directed to meeting our aims For Australian Wildlife Needing Aid, and our admin costs are kept to the bare bones. There are no paid employees – maximising our dollars to benefit wildlife directly.


Image of Swamp Wallabies at feeding
Swamp Wallabies at a food & water station after the 2019-2020 bushfires.

One of the most significant ways to show your support and passion for the conservation and care of Australia’s vulnerable wildlife is to leave a bequest to FAWNA (NSW) INC in your will.

FAWNA’s ABN is 655 475 270 251

Making a will ensures that everything you have worked hard for in your life is passed on to your loved ones and the causes you care about.

Without a will, your estate is distributed by the law – and not necessarily how you would choose.

A bequest is a personal gift of great importance and a lasting legacy of your beliefs and values. Your bequest would ensure our continued care and rescue of injured wildlife and help protect our precious threatened species.

For further information on leaving a bequest download the following PDF file.

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.

Copyright 2021 FAWNA NSW Inc