NSW Wildlife Heroes

Most Australian wildlife rescue and care is done by hardworking volunteers.


In NSW alone, more than 5,500 people give their time, money and love to Australian animals in need. Wildlife volunteers in NSW are heroes that rescue around 104,000 sick and injured animals every year. They rescue and care around the clock – rain, hail or shine. There are no public holidays for wildlife carers. The value of their contribution is estimated to be $27 million annually. They are heroes that answer nearly 180,000 phone calls each year, assisting members of the public at all times of the day and night. A recent survey conducted by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service identified the greatest needs and challenges in the wildlife volunteering sector.

Grants for NSW Wildlife Heroes

No grants currently available

Invoice Template for NSW Wildlife Heroes

Invoice WH Template

Further information on the Wildlife Heroes project

Wildlife Heroes FAQ

Contact us directly about the project, including media enquiries: wildlifeheroes@fnpw.org.au

Stay Updated

Keep updated with stories from volunteers and groups supporting native wildlife sign up to our Backyard Buddies newsletter.