Welcome to the WAWRC home page.

WAWRC is a not-for-profit organisation which was established in 2006 to run the National Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference in 2007 with the subsequent aim of acting as a representative and support body for wildlife rehabilitators and wildlife rehabilitation in Western Australia.


Wildlife rehabilitation in WA is supported by a diverse cross-section of the community. We'd like to acknowledge the following for their generous support of WAWRC

Darling Range Wildlife Shelter
Wildlife Rehabilitation

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Kanyana Wildlife
Education - Rehabilitation - Endangered Species Breeding - Research

Native ARC
Native Animal Rescue Centre

Whiteman Park
Recreation & Conservation Reserve

Dr Janet Woollard, MLA, Member for Alfred Cove

We are based in Perth with members from all over WA with an elected committee made up of representatives from around the State.

WAWRC will not duplicate those services already being provided by regional and specialist groups. Rather, WAWRC's role is to support those groups if needed.

WAWRC does not wish to compete with its members for hard-to-come-by funding and will aim for financial independence to support its minimal running costs. In common with our membership, WAWRC is run by volunteers.

As WAWRC continues to develop, its objectives are, nearly seven years on, much more defined as a result of our growing understanding of the role we can play in supporting wildlife rehabilitators. These objectives may, in the future, change again as both WAWRC and wildlife rehabilitation in WA continues to grow and develop.

Currently, our aims are:

If you're in Western Australia and you've found injured wildlife please call the
Wildcare Helpline, 6am to 10.30pm daily, on (08) 9474 9055.
The wildlife volunteers manning this phone will be able to put you in touch with the registered wildlife rehabilitator nearest to you, wherever you are in Western Australia. If you are not in Western Australia, please contact the agency responsible for wildlife in your State - (See our Links page for information about rehabilitators in other states).

In the meantime please confine the animal safely and keep it warm in a dark, quiet place until you can get it to help. Please do not feed the animal or give it water as this will delay treatment and may compromise the animal's outcome.

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