Key elements of the policy include:
- a strategic approach to licensing wildlife rehabilitation groups, which focuses on consolidating existing services
- an area-based licensing system with a provision for neighbouring groups to authorise members in each other's area through a Memorandum of Understanding
- a specified level of Department engagement with groups including attending meetings, contributing to training courses and auditing rehabilitation facilities.
First published in July 2010; reprinted August 2020 with changes; reprinted December 2020 with changes to Page 10.