Information for licensed rehabilitation groups

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) is committed to supporting and working in partnership with fauna rehabilitators to find new and effective ways to contribute to the protection of native wildlife in New South Wales.

The Rehabilitation of Protected Fauna Policy 2010 outlines how OEH regulates animal rehabilitation.

All rehabilitators are required to comply with the Code of Practice for Injured, Sick and Orphaned Protected Fauna to ensure good welfare outcomes for animals. The code provides for standardised reporting of the rescue and fate of sick and injured animals. The implementation of these standards enables land managers to better understand and respond to trends impacting on native species.

OEH requests that licensed groups use the provided data collection spreadsheet (XLS 65KB) for record keeping. The key data fields are those documenting the name of the species, where the animal was found, the likely cause of injury and its ultimate fate.

The NSW Wildlife Council is the peak body for licensed fauna rehabilitators in NSW. It provides member groups with public liability and personal accident insurance (funded by OEH and the Roads and Maritime Services).

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Page last updated: 11 April 2018