Wildlife rehabilitation reporting

There are more than 7,000 volunteers participating in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation in New South Wales. It is important for volunteers across the state to collect and report data in a consistent way.

All wildlife rehabilitation providers must maintain records of the animals they rescue and submit them to the National Parks and Wildlife Service annually. Each year these records are prepared for upload to BioNet and SEED, where they can be used to inform future research, planning assessments and conservation management programs such as Saving our Species and the NSW Koala Strategy.

Reporting requirements

Each year, wildlife rehabilitation organisations must submit 2 separate reports.

Download detailed report 2024–25 (XLS 1.7MB)

The key data fields identify the species, date of rescue, where the animal was found, the likely reason for rescue, and its fate.

Download combined report 2024–25 (XLS 610KB)

The combined report captures data on the group's membership, animals in permanent care, preserved specimens and animals transferred to other licensed organisations.

Volunteers must submit this data to the wildlife rehabilitation mailbox (wildlife.rehabilitation@environment.nsw.gov.au) by 30 September each year.

Reporting instructions

Watch these 3 short videos for instructions on collecting and reporting wildlife rehabilitation data.

For further information, wildlife rehabilitators should also read:

Reporting wildlife rehabilitation data: a guide for volunteer wildlife rehabilitators


How to report wildlife rehabilitation data: instructions for wildlife rehabilitators


How to use the spreadsheet: instructions for wildlife rehabilitators