Fauna Rescue

About Us

Who is Fauna Rescue SA?

Fauna Rescue of South Australia Inc. is the largest rescue group in SA.

Fauna Rescue SA commenced in 1988 with a small group of 10 keen individuals with an interest in Fauna.

Fauna Rescue SA continued to grow and now boasts a membership of over 400 Wildlife Volunteers. Our members are located all over SA including metropolitan and country areas. We are also a registered charity.


How do we contact Fauna Rescue SA?

When native wildlife is found, people look for help and seek assistance to care for our wildlife.

Our contact numbers are:

Wildlife Hotline:  8289 0896 or 1300 KOALAS (1300 562 527)

Bats: (08) 8486 1139


What happens to the wildlife after a call is made?

Every year Fauna Rescue SA Volunteers receive over 15,000 calls for help with injured or sick wildlife. Sometimes the calls result in advice only, but many calls result in the wildlife being taken into the care with a Fauna Rescue SA Volunteer Carer.


What is the Fauna Rescue SA Ethos?

Fauna Rescue SA ethos is to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release. We believe in the successful method of soft release wildlife. We always try to release as close as possible to the rescue scene, so that the animal can return to it’s colony.


Why are Fauna Rescue Members so educated about Wildlife?

Our volunteers receive regular training and mentoring. Members will meet to share knowledge and experiences.


Are there any paid members at Fauna Rescue SA?

Our organisation is 100% run by volunteers who care for wildlife in their homes. We receive no government funding and rely on donations from the public.


Does the Wildlife receive Veterinarian care?

We are greatly indebted to many of the veterinary clinics that provide a cost only service to fauna requiring vet treatment. Many of our members have reached a level of experience where a good deal of procedural care can be done at home.

Fauna Rescue receives free veterinary treatment from the Adelaide Koala and Wildlife Hospital


Can Fauna Rescue SA come and talk to our club or school?

Fauna Rescue SA can be booked for educational and wildlife awareness talks to clubs and schools. We do ask for a donation for this service as it helps us with the running costs of the organisation.