Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy

The volunteer wildlife rehabilitation sector provides an invaluable service to the community that should be better appreciated, coordinated and supported to ensure it can meet future demands and expectations.

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water is implementing a 3-year strategy to help support volunteers and improve wildlife rehabilitation in New South Wales. The strategy will be implemented by the National Parks and Wildlife Service in partnership with the sector, the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife's Wildlife Heroes program, and supported by the Environmental Trust.

The strategy outlines our actions to support the wildlife rehabilitation sector. It incorporates actions for sector already funded through the NSW Koala Strategy, to be augmented by additional funding provided by the Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife. It also introduces a new quality assurance system for wildlife rescue and rehabilitation providers in line with new requirements under the Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016.

Eastern long necked turtle (Chelodina longicollis) freshwater