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Rescue and Transport Training

Thank you for your interest in training with Wildlife Victoria

Before you register for training, here's some information to help you choose the volunteering role that's the best fit.

  • Transport volunteers: Transporters move injured, sick, or orphaned wildlife between vet clinics and licenced wildlife carers. It requires minimal handling of animals as the wildlife are usually already contained and ready for transport.

    This is a great role for anyone who wants to help our wildlife with a less hands-on approach, and many find it a good introduction to wildlife before becoming a rescuer.

    Jump to information about transport training. 


  • Rescue & Transport volunteers: Rescuers attend to injured, sick, or orphaned native animals. They assess the situation and then (if needed) capture, contain, and transport the animal to a vet. To be a rescuer you will need to be comfortable handling wild animals and liaising with members of the public.

    Jump to information about rescue training.

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Online transport training registration process


Step 1:
Watch the video below, to see whether wildlife transport is for you. (8 mins)

Step 2: Follow the link below to register and pay $15 for our online training course. (10 mins)

Step 3: Once you have registered and paid, Volunteer Services will send you a confirmation email and log in details. Note that registrations are processed on weekdays (not weekends and public holidays) so may take a few days.


If you have any queries about registration, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Basic Rescue & Transport training registration process

Step 1: Watch the video above, to see whether wildlife rescue is for you. (8 mins)

Step 2: Choose your preferred training event from the links below, then follow the links to register and pay. (10 mins)

  • $50 standard
  • $30 concession
  • Plus optional $50 basic rescue kit

Step 3: Once you have registered and paid, Volunteer Services will send you a confirmation email. 


If you have any queries about registration, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Training dates 2024:

  • Warrnambool: Saturday, May 18.

  • Inverloch: Saturday, June 1.

  • St Arnaud: Saturday, June 15. 

  • Kurunjang: Saturday, June 22.

  • Sunbury: Saturday, June 29 (Registration has closed - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further enquiries)

  • Glen Waverley: Saturday, July 13 (Registration has closed - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further enquiries)

  • Wangaratta: Saturday, July 27 (registration opens Fri, June 28)

  • Epping: Saturday, August 17 (registration opens Fri, July 19)

  • Creswick: Saturday, August 24 (registration opens Fri, July 26)

  • Abbotsford: Saturday, September 14 (registration opens Fri, Aug 16)
  • Abbotsford: Saturday, October 12 (registration opens Fri, Sept 13)

Wildlife Victoria training is supported by the Victorian Government.

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Our activity

in your area.

Explore the map to see a sample of the animals that needed our help in your local area last month. Each point on this map relates to a single animal, or family of animals, reported to Wildlife Victoria last month.

We get so many calls that not all our cases fit on the map, accordingly, this map is not an exact reflection of all our cases from the month. This map should only be used as an indicative sample.