Baby Possum Feeding

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

Dated for 2020 to be advised


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


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