A huge Thank You to Wires for supporting and funding Hunter Wildlife Rescue with food for our fauna in care which will also help our carers whom work so hard caring for the fauna. The funding will now allow us to continue the food bank free still to all our approved fauna carers. Wires have donated $12,000 to go towards a WILDIFE FOOD account to be set up so HWR can purchase fauna food through Newcraft a fauna food suppler in Sydney. Also Wires have nominated and were successful in getting 5 Woolworths stores throughout the Hunter to supply free fruit , veggies and meat to help feed the fauna in care with HWR. This is been done under Wires National Food Grant project and we wish to thank Wires for their support and help and to say how grateful we are receiving this funding and support.
A huge Thank You to Wires for a $12,000 Donation for food for fauna in care and successful nomination for supply of food by Woolworths. Thank you Wires!

Membership Application 

New and current members can complete the application form online.

Click the Button For Membership Options

  1. Your form will be automatically sent to the membership officer & the treasurer when you press submit.
  2. You will need to deposit your membership fees – see payment details below. Use your surname as a reference when paying electronically eg. Smith/membership

Renewal of membership and acceptance of applications from new members will be valid once the Membership Application Form and fee have been received and approved by the Management Committee.

Fees  : For New Membership

New Membership Type
Single adult $55.00
Family $110.00
Sole Parent Family $60.00

               Note : Your membership fee includes free attendance at any Introductory to Hunter Wildlife Rescue Training Courses including Phone Operators training

Fees  : For Renewal of Membership

Membership Renewal Type
One Year
Two Years
Individual Membership Renewal $30.00 $60.00
Family Membership Renewal $65.00 $130.00
Sole Parent Membership Renewal $35.00 $65.00

Note : Your membership fee includes free attendance at any Introductory to Hunter Wildlife Rescue Training Courses including Phone Operators training

Methods of Payment

You can pay your membership fees:


BSB 032 524 Account No 142209

Account Name: Native Animal Trust Fund

Payment Date : Please use your surname as the reference.



Please send your cheque or money order made payable to

Account Name: Native Animal trust Fund

Mail to: The Membership Officer, PO Box 17, Shortland NSW 2307

Members can be actively involved in the Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) in many roles:

A. Transporting

  • transferring injured wildlife requiring rehabilitation from the RSPCA and local vets to carers
  • transporting injured wildlife from one carer to another
  • releasing rehabilitated wildlife

B. Rescuing

  • rescuing injured, sick, orphaned or distressed wildlife

C. Phone Operator

  • answering the 24 hour hotline, 7 days a week – providing advice, support & information on sick, injured & orphaned wildlife

D. Rehabilitation & Caring

  • rehabilitating sick, injured and orphaned wildlife

E. Disaster Support

  • disaster relief in fires, heat waves, flood, storms and other man-man & natural disasters
  • maintaining feed stations in burnt out areas

F. Other Support

  • sewing/knitting pouches, liners or wraps for orphaned possums, joeys or flying foxes
  •  making possum  & bird boxes
  • farming live foods – crickets, meal worms
  • fundraising
  • education & public awareness – giving presentations to community organisations
  • IT support

G. Financial Support

Everyone is welcome to join & provide financial & moral support.