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Melbourne Stage 4 & Regional Stage 3 Restrictions :
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.
At Stage 2 restrictions we can:
At Stage 3 restrictions, we will continue to take your calls, and provide advice and information.
However, we anticipate that the availability of vets, and wildlife volunteer rescuers and carers will become greatly limited. Volunteer wildlife rescuers and carers will be making individual decisions about their capacity to operate during level 2 and level 3 restrictions. At all times we will abide by official constraints to ensure the safety of our volunteers and the public.
At Stage 4 restrictions we are unlikely to be able to continue to ask volunteers to attend wildlife rescues.
We will, however, continue to provide advice and information, and seek to find a solution to the most serious cases.
Remember that there is no evidence that the Novel Coronavirus occurs in Australian wildlife, and there is no risk of contracting it from wildlife.
Please stay safe and stay home unless you absolutely cannot avoid going out. If everyone does their best to maintain physical distance from others, the spread of the virus will slow down, and our health services will be able to provide care to everyone who needs it.
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” Aesop
to the Emergency
7,631 Animals Reported
including 1115 Orphans
Referred to 637
Individuals or Organisations
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!)