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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.

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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.

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DONATE NOW

The disastrous fires in the Hunter are stretching the rescue group’s resources to the limit. 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.

 

News & Events

Aug
30

Raptor Training – NOW SCHEDULED Saturday30th August-Sunday 31st August

BASIC and ADVANCED RAPTOR TRAINING The course will cover an overview of raptor rehabilitation in the Hunter, 2007-2013; Safe rescue techniques, legal obligations associated with raptor rehabilitation; identification; common injuries & diseases; advanced rehabilitation techniques including stabilisation, assessment, husbandry, housing, hacking and release considerations.
July
11

Draw24 – Great Help for Wildlife July 2014

DRAW24 was a highly successful event whereby staff and students from the Natural History Illustration degree at the University of Newcastle were drawing for a 24hour period to raise funds for the NATF Hunter Wildlife Rescue. You can still support this event by visiting the Link Gallery, Newcastle Museum and sponsoring the participants by donating online using the Donate button at the top of this page.