Wildlife Victoria COVID-19 Response


Melbourne Stage 4 & Regional Stage 3 Restrictions  :

  • Sick, injured and orphaned wildlife can still be reported on 03 8400 7300, online via our report function or using the Snap Send Solve app.
  • Wildlife volunteers may have difficulty accessing your area. Our service will provide the most appropriate response for the welfare of the animal and your situation
  • Wildlife volunteers will not be able to enter a private dwelling and must maintain a distance of at least 1.5m from other persons
  • Vet clinics will require you to call ahead before dropping off wildlife. We will endeavor to provide information of a vet that is within 5kms of your location in in metropolitan Melbourne
  • Wildlife volunteers may not always be available in your area

There is no evidence that the Novel Coronavirus occurs in Australian wildlife, and there is no risk of contracting it from wildlife.

Please visit our COVID-19 response page for more details.


Wildlife Victoria.

A helping hand for wildlife in need.

Phone: (03) 8400 7300

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

You can call our emergency response line on (03) 8400 7300 between 6.40am and 7.30pm, 7 days a week, or use this link to report online.

You can also download the Snap Send Solve app and report wildlife emergencies from your mobile phone: Snap Send Solve is an Australian made app and is free to download from:

 Snap Send Solve Logo 250x    App Store or Google Play    

If you need some advice, please have a look at our "How to help" page.

In Focus:

Our September


View the full month’s statistics

11,585 Reports

to the Emergency

Response Service

  • 25% Regional
  • 75% Metro

7,631 Animals Reported

including 1115 Orphans

stats animals native

Referred to 637
Individuals or Organisations

  • 110 Foster Carers & Shelters
  • 298 Rescuers & Transporters
  • 321 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!)



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