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Fauna Rescue

Membership Fees


Membership Type

When you pay your membership fee with Fauna Rescue of SA Inc this membership fee initially ONLY entitles you as a financial member of the organisation.

  • Friend of Fauna Rescue – for members who wish to donate yearly by paying a membership fee or may wish to help out in non-animal handling activities. i.e fundraising

Membership Fees

  • Family * – $45
  • Single – $35
  • Student (16 years or over) – $25
  • Organisation – $60
  • Family Concession * – $35
  • Single Concession – $25
    * includes all children under 16

The above membership does not entitle you to actively care for our wildlife without the appropriate training or relevant Wildlife Permit which is issued by the Department of Environment and Water.

Should you wish to volunteer in a more active capacity and care for our native wildlife you will be required to meet the criteria set out below:

  • Animal Carer/Rescuer – for volunteers who want to care or rescue wildlife


  • Animal Carer/Rescuer must attend a New Members Workshop OR be assigned a buddy
  • Rescuer – must attend the Introduction to Wildlife Rescue OR be assigned a buddy and apply for the appropriate Rescuer Wildlife Permit. A Rescuer must be registered as being active on the Fauna Rescue Database.
  • Carer – must attend the “species specific workshop, ensure you have the appropriate equipment to care and apply for a Wildlife Carer Permit. A Carer must be registered as being active on the Fauna Rescue Database and have registered their Wildlife Carer Permit number with the Membership Officer.

You are not to promote yourself as a rescuer or carer with Fauna Rescue if you have not met the above criteria.

Should you have any questions please email


Apply for membership online


Complete the online Application form first and then make a secure payment through our PayMate online gateway.

Membership can’t be processed without payment.

Please specify in the ‘Order id’ section that this is a payment for membership.


Apply for membership offline


Print Application Form (PDF) or Renewal Form (PDF) and forward with payment to:

Fauna Rescue of S.A. Inc, PO Box 241, Modbury North, SA 5092.

You can pay using our online secure payment through PayMate.

Please specify in the ‘Order id’ section that this is a payment for membership.

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Police Clearance for on-call carers

If you are on call as a carer/rescuer who potentially has one-on-one contact with vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly or people with a disability a police clearance is now required. Having a police clearancel brings Fauna Rescue into line with current legislation.

Members do not have to pay for a police clearance and the process is treated in the strictest confidence. The clearance certificate is your property and only needs to be sighted by an authorised officer of Fauna Rescue. The only information that Fauna Rescue will keep will be the date on the certificate. Any police charges that are not relevant to animal care or working with vulnerable groups will not affect your membership status or be disclosed.

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Training and Support

We do not expect you to have experience when you join us. Training is available through our monthly workshops or our ‘Buddy’ System. Our Species Co-ordinators are always available to provide help and advice when needed. Basic Care notes are also available on all species that come into care.

You will not be placed on call until your buddy/co-ordinator has given their approval that you are set up with appropriate facilities, have received some training or are working under the guidance of an experienced carer.

We hold monthly training workshops on different topics.

The venue has limited seating so you must book a place.

Our meetings are open to both members and the public.
Feel free to come along before you join to meet us and find out more about Fauna Rescue of South Australia.

We have coordinators for each species of wildlife (kangaroo coordinator, bat coordinator, magpie coordinator, reptile coordinator, etc) who are there to give you advice and guide you through the care of the species you are looking after.

Animals will not be referred to new members until they have attended a New Members Workshop. However if you are unable to attend the Workshop we can buddy you up with your closest experienced member or coordinator.

There are free training notes available for members.

It is up to you what species you care for and how many. Some members specialise in one or two species and others care for all species. Some people work during the day so can’t take care of babies but still look after the older injured animals/birds that only need one or two feeds a day.

Please contact us for the latest training information.

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Non-active Members

There are many different areas all members can provide help, such as talks, displays and fundraising.

Non-active members will receive our newsletter which comes out every 2 months and you can attend our training workshops. Your yearly membership fee is vital to maintaining the care we can give to wildlife in need.

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Constitution and Bylaws

Read our Constitution and Bylaws (PDF).