FAWNA joins the RVM program

Thanks, TOMRA Collection for allowing FAWNA NSW INC to come on board with the RVM program.

Graeme Cook and grandson Noah Langdon were among the first to use the reverse vending machines in Wauchope last year.

Thanks to the Wauchope Gazette for promoting our cause.


Most drinks containers between 150ml and three litres can get a refund. They need to be in good condition (not broken or crushed), be empty and have the label attached.

The containers can be made of:

  • Glass;
  • Plastic
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Or liquid paperboard (cartons)

You can deposit your containers at the following locations:
Timbertown SUPA IGA Plus Liquor
Old Bar Tavern
Woolworths-Stockland Forster
Taree RSL & Golf Club
Taree Leagues Sports Club
Wingham Services Club

Share this post with all of your friends and get the word out to help FAWNA with our fundraising efforts. Every container can make a difference in allowing us to care for our wildlife.

Landmark legal win for climate and community

Chief Justice of the Land and Environment Court Brian Preston SC handed down his judgment today in a landmark case, refusing approval of a new coal mine to be built just outside of the town of Gloucester in the NSW Upper Hunter Valley.

This is the first time an Australian court has refused consent for a coal mine on the basis of its climate change impacts.

Read the full press release and links to the case here: https://www.edonsw.org.au/gloucester_climate_win?utm_source=eBulletin+list+June+2018&utm_campaign=f265c39d6d-ebull12Feb2019&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0aa74baca5-f265c39d6d-115165

FAWNA, the wildlife rescue and rehabilitation group for the Gloucester area congratulates Groundswell Gloucester and the EDO on succeeding with this important litigation.

Most Unwanted Wildlife

Help get rid of our unwanted wildlife

Help protect our environment, economy and communities from the ‘Most Unwanted’ illegal non-native animals

NSW Department of Primary Industries is pleased to officially launch the ‘Most Unwanted’ campaign to encourage the people of NSW be on the lookout for and report non-native pest animal incursions in NSW.

The ‘Most Unwanted’ can cause significant damage to NSW by disrupting ecosystems, introducing diseases,  preying on and competing with our native animals for limited resources. Illegal trade of exotic wildlife often leads to animal cruelty and death.

The NSW Government is working with the people of NSW to prevent new pest species establishing in the state and we need your help to protect our environment, economy and communities from non-native animals that have the potential to damage our natural environment and industries

  • Non-native animals don’t belong in NSW because they may
    • prey on native animals
    • compete with native animals for food and shelter
    • destroy natural habitats
    • introduce and spread exotic diseases.
  • Help stop these species calling NSW home by:
    • reporting unusual non-native animals to NSW DPI when you see them
    • reporting the illegal keeping of non-native animals
    • never releasing an animal you have kept as a pet into the wild
  • Your actions could help to protect the NSW environment, economy and your local community from the negative impacts of introduced pest animals
  • If you see an unusual non-native pest animal, report it to NSW DPI by calling 1800 680 244 or reporting online at www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/biosecurity/sighting

FAWNA issues warning over use of glue traps after kookaburra’s death

This poor unfortunate Kookaburra died after being caught in a glue trap.

Posted by FAWNA NSW INC on Wednesday, 6 February 2019