Victorian Bushfire Update

Wildlife Victoria is aware that many people and animals have been affected by recent bushfires and we are doing what we can to assist.

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is leading the rescue of injured wildlife. Wildlife rescuers are not permitted to enter fire grounds unless they have completed the appropriate training and their assistance has been especially requested by DELWP.

Wildlife Victoria's Bushfire Appeal has been set up to accept monetary donations to assist wildlife carers and shelters that have been directly affected by the fires, helping them to restore vital animal enclosures and equipment to care for wildlife in need in the tough months ahead. Please click 'donate' above to support this important appeal.

We are not accepting non-monetary donations right now due to the logistical challenges of getting it to the wildlife shelters and animals that need it most.

Please be patient with us as we respond to animals in need as we are permitted to do so.

If you have questions about the wildlife bushfire response or to report wildlife seriously injured in the fires, please contact the Incident Control Centre on (03) 9767 3800. For all other wildlife emergencies, please contact us on (03) 8400 7300 or report the animal online using the 'report' option above.

Wildlife Victoria.

A helping hand for wildlife in need.


Phone: (03) 8400 7300

registered charityWildlife emergency in Victoria? You've come to the right place.

Please register details using this link or give our emergency response line a call on 03 8400 7300. Please note that we can receive around 300 calls a day and may currently be very busy. Please also note that our Emergency Response phone lines are open from 7.30am to 7.00pm on weekdays, and from 8.00am to 6.30pm on weekends.

If you are able to log your details online, we will attend to you as soon as possible. If you need some advice, have a look at our "How to help" page.

In Focus:

Our March


View the full month’s statistics

7,276 Reports

to the Emergency

Response Service

  • 38% Regional
  • 62% Metro

3,009 Animals Reported

including 427 Orphans

stats animals native

Referred to 521
Individuals or Organisations

  • 66 Foster Carers & Shelters
  • 274 Rescuers & Transporters
  • 237 Veterinary Clinics

Our activity

in your area.

Explore the map to see which animals were in need of our help in your local area last month. The points on this map all relate to a single animal, or family of animals, reported to Wildlife Victoria last month. (Yes, this is just one month!)



22 Apr
Earth Day
Mon Apr 22
3 May
World Parks Week
Fri May 03 - Sat May 11
5 May
International Compost Awareness Week
Sun May 05 - Sat May 11
11 May
20 May
National Volunteer Week Australia
Mon May 20 - Sun May 26