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!


From 9.00 am – 1.00 pm

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


Morning tea provided.


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

Hunter Wildlife Centre


No cost to members of Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF), otherwise $35.00 per person for non-members wishing to find out more about volunteering for the Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF).

Helpline, Transporters & Rescuers Training

Dates for 2020

Courses will be held on the 3rd Sunday of every month.

The 1st course will be Sunday 23 February 2020. An exception will be March when it will be held on 29th March 2020.


We will:

  • Train you about HWR organisation and rescue area of responsibility
  • Train you about basic needs of injured animals – birds, macropods (eg. roos), flying foxes, echidnas, possums, lizards, koalas, snakes, wombats and many others
  • Assign an experienced member to be your support person and mentor
  • Provide you with a comprehensive training manual as a reference
  • Negotiate your preferred times to be rostered on for phone operator, transporter or rescuer


Please send an email to website@hunterwildlife.org.au with your details and the course date you would like to attend.

Registration Form:

Please notify your registration as soon as possible to assist with management and planning of courses.

  • Email:  website@hunterwildlife.org.au
  • By Mail: Training Officer, Hunter Wildlife Rescue, PO Box 17, SHORTLAND NSW 2307.


Training for phone operators, rescuers & transporters is free to members.

For non-members who want to find out about volunteering 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/Introduction to HWR