Redlands 24 hour Wildlife Rescue

FB Redland Council

Phone (Hotline / Rescue number): 07 3833 4031
Second / Admin Phone number: 07 3833 4031
Fax Number: 3824 8622

Specialties: All Wildlife

Redland City covers a 539 square kilometre area bordering Brisbane, Logan and Gold Coast cities and has one of the most significant populations of urban koalas in Australia.

The program comprises two services:

Redlands Wildlife Care Network 8am – 5pm: The wildlife rescue phone line is manned by trained volunteers to field all calls from the general public. They provide: advice on the spot; information for the closest vet; knowledge and education, organise a car.

Redlands Afterhours Wildlife Ambulance 5pm – 8am: Trained volunteers maintain this service, tending to (or rescuing) sick and injured wildlife in Redland City and Koala Coast. Koalas are transported to a Koala Hospital for treatment.


The Redlands 24 hour Wildlife Rescue is a community volunteer program that responds to calls regarding sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in the Redlands. It is coordinated and managed by the Redland City Council Wildlife Program.
The Redlands 24 hour Wildlife Rescue service can be contacted on ph 3833 4031.

The Daisy Hill Koala Centre operates an ambulance service during the day for injured, sick or orphaned koalas on ph 3299 1032

The program is split into two services and operate every day of the year:
If you are interested in joining either of these programs, contact a wildlife extension officer at IndigiScapes on 3824 8611.

Redlands Wildlife Care Network (RWCN)

The Redlands Wildlife Care Network originated in recognition of the long arduous hours and selfless diligence of our local carers. It aims to facilitate the care and rehabilitation of injured or orphaned wildlife to enhance understanding of our local fauna. More >>  

Redlands After-hours Wildlife Service (RAWA)  

Redland City Council purchased the first wildlife ambulance in 1985 and continues to support this service. The Council takes full responsibility for coordination and operation of the Redland After-hours Wildlife Ambulance (RAWA) and training of volunteers.More >>

Redlands Wildlife Network Community Meetings

If you are interested in finding out more about our native wildlife, come along to our community meetings held at the Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17, Runnymede Road, Capalaba (Ph 3824 8611) on the first Monday of each month (unless it is a public holiday). Guest speakers will focus on different animals at the meetings and you can meet our wildlife officers there.  

Becoming a Wildlife Carer

If you are interested in becoming a wildlife carer, you will need to register with a wildlife organisation. These can be found on the internet under “wildlife care organisations in Queensland”. Once you have joined a group, they will assist you in obtaining a rehabilitation permit so you can begin caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. 

Joining the Redlands Wildlife Care Network as a carer

After you have become a member of a wildlife organisation, have a current rehabilitation permit as a carer and live in (or close to) the Redlands area, you can join our network of wildlife carers by contacting a wildlife extension officer on 3824 8611.

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