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!

Baby Possum Feeding

Introduction to the Rescue, Rehabilitation and Hand Rearing of Brushtail and Ringtail Possums

Course Overview

This course will cover Identification; Res-cue & Transportation considerations; Assessment and First Aid & Injury Management; Housing and best husbandry practices; Hand rearing orphaned young; and Release considerations.

Presented by Audrey Koosmen and team


From 9.00 am – 3.00 pm

Registration from 8.45 am. Please arrive early to complete registration.


BYO lunch. Morning tea provided.


Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre, Shortland Wetlands, 1 Wetlands Place, Shortland.

Hunter Wildlife Centre


For HWR Members:

Training courses will be $10 for first HWR member and a second attendee from the family will be $5, if they have a family membership, for the same course.

For Non-member attendees

Training courses will be charged at $35 per head.

Cost of Training Manuals

Training manuals will be an optional cost at the training course depending on the cost of production. Those who wish to become a rehabilitator of that species MUST purchase the manual.

Registration Process

Enrolment in any training course, requires payment of course fees prior to attendance as acceptance of payments on the training day is not permitted. There will be a maximum of 24 participants for each course (unless specified) after which registered members will be placed on a waiting list pending cancellation.

Please complete the registration as soon as possible to assist with management and planning of courses.

Click on this link to download the registration form Training-Course-Registration-Form

Once you have made your payment, please send your registration form to:

  • By Mail: Training Officer, Hunter Wildlife Rescue, PO Box 17, SHORTLAND NSW 2307.
  • Email: You can complete the form then scan or save & attach the registration form and email to training@hunterwildlife.org.au


Payment can be done either on-line or by submitting your payment by mail of a cheque or money order. See Registration Form for the postal address.


BSB 032-524; Account No 142209; Account name: Native Animal Trust Fund.

Please use your surname and course name as a reference ie JONES/Possums