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Rainbow Lorrikeet
Water Dragon
Powerful Owl

Help Hunters Wildlife and become a member

Wombat

orphan wombat

Rainbow Lorrikeet
Water Dragon
Powerful Owl

Help Hunters Wildlife and become a member

Wombat

orphan wombat

Giving Hunter’s Wildlife a Second Chance

The NATF Inc. Hunter Wildlife Rescue was the first wildlife rehabilitation organisation in NSW.  It began in 1978 and since then, has continued to provide support and assistance to sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in the Hunter Region.

Each year, the 24 hour Rescue Hotline responds to over 14,000 calls for advice and assistance.  From our tiniest possums or gliders to our largest kangaroos or wombats, our iconic and threatened koalas or platypus to our birds and reptiles, Hunter Wildlife Rescue volunteers are ready to assist.

NATF Inc. Hunter Wildlife Rescue supports wildlife from Tea Gardens/Hawks Nest in the southern Great Lakes area, south to Morriset on Lake Macquarie shores and includes Maitland, Cessnock, Newcastle, Port Stephens and  Lake Macquarie LGAs.  

Hunter’s wildlife needs your support. Fill out an application form today, sponsor an animal or send your donation by following the links on this page. Find out more about how you can help Hunter’s wildlife.

What’s Happening Now

NSW Wildlife Council Grant Recipients

Grant receipient

Hunter Wildlife Rescue successful grant applicants were Bev Marsh and Judy Hopper, with NWC Chair, Audrey Koosmen.

1. Bev Marsh: $906.00 grant will provide for an upgrade to Bev’s Flying-fox care facility –including substrate for floor, foundation support to the walls, netting to line, Heating Lamp and timer, Cooling hose and timer, hardware items to affix majority of above, mains electrical wiring, bedroom facilities.

2. Judy Hopper: $1000.00 towards a Phase Contrast Binocular Biological Compound Microscope. With this equipment Judy will be able to identify bacterial and fungal infections, down to a level sufficient to antibiotic selection, identify the presence of parasites such as coccidia oocytes, et cetera.  Judy anticipates training the local rehabilitators on how to collect samples in a manner suitable for this analysis and transfer to her for analysis.

 

Disaster Search and Rescue

Disaster Search and Rescue

Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) conducts search and rescue activities after natural and man-made disasters that impact on Hunter wildlife.

Find out more about the impact on wildlife from
>   Bushfires
>   Storms and floods
>   Heat Stress events
>   Oil spills

Sponsor Me

Luther 7month

Meet Luther who has grown into a 2.5kg young wombat after his mother was hit by a car and killed.  Luther will need to spend many more months in the care of Hunter Wildlife rehabilitators before being release back to the wild.  You can help by clicking here

See What We Do

See What We Do

Members of the NATF Wildlife Rescue Service respond to calls from the Emergency Hotline to provide assistance for wildlife that have been injured, are sick, orphaned or distressed.

Become a Member

Become a Member

Members can be actively involved in the Native Animal Trust Fund through and not limited to; Rescue, Disaster Relief, Release and Rehabilitation.

DONATE NOW

DONATE NOW

At this time of year, the Hunter Wildlife Rescue responds to over 2000 calls a month, for advice and assistance from the general public. The NATF relies on public donations to support the health and welfare of injured, sick, orphaned or distressed wildlife requiring rehabilitation in the Hunter Region. Donate to help save the wildlife.