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!

Training and Development Calendar 2022

Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) provides a broad range of training and development for its members to support the high standards of wildlife rehabilitation required under OEH’s Code of Practice for Injured & Orphaned Protected Fauna and to ensure the successful return of such fauna back to the wild environment.  Any member of an OEH licensed rehabilitation group is welcome to attend.  

Date Course Title and content Speakers Audience  

Venue*

Time* Cost Members Closing Date to Register  Payment Due Date
12th March 2022 Possum Course

Covering Brushtails and Ringtails . Care Management Hand rearing , illness , housing and release.

 

Audrey Koosman This is for beginners but all possums carers, rescuers and members  are welcome to attend. Downstairs Conference Room Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member Friday 4th March 2022 Friday 4th March 2022
26th March 2022

Reptile Course for Lizards and turtles 

Covering care illness hand rearing housing and release.

Teresa Purnell , Casey Hill and Kat. For beginners and all members and reptiles carers welcome Downstairs Conference Room Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member Friday 18th March 2022 Friday 18th March 2022
23rd April 2022

Wombats Course 

Covering Care management illness Handrearing, Housing  and Release and mange treatment

Judy Hopper For beginners and all wombat rescuers and carer welcome as are all members Downstairs Conference Room Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member Friday 15th April 2022 Friday 15th April 2022
28th May 2022

Gliders Course

Covering care management , feeding housing  illness injures release and hand rearing

Audrey Koosmen For beginners but all members doing glider must attend and all welcome Downstairs Conference Room Wetland Centre, Shortland9:30 AM till 3pm 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member Friday 20th May 2022 Friday 20th May 2022
13th August 2022

Baby birds

Covering hand rearing illness care management and release

TBA For beginners and all birds carers . Downstairs Conference Room Wetland Centre, Shortland9:30 AM till 3pm 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member 5th August 2022 5th August 2022
10th September 2022

Hand Rearing young flying foxes

Care feeding housing illness injures and release.

Flying Fox Coordinators For beginners and all flying fox carers . Downstairs Conference Room Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member 2nd September 2022 2nd September 2022
15th October 2022

Reptiles

Covering lizards and turtles  care management , illness injures hand rearing housing and release course

Teresa Casey and Kat.

For beginners and all reptile carers. Downstairs Conference Room Wetland Centre, Shortland 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member 7th October 2022 7th October 2022
29th October 2022

Possums

Cover Brushtails and Ringtails care management injures illness housing feeding hand rearing and release course

Audrey Koosmen . For beginners and all possum carers Downstairs Conference Room Wetland Centre, Shortland9:30 AM till 3pm 9:30 AM till 3pm $10 per member 21st October 2022 21st October 2022

Important Venue Information for 2022 Training

Due to restrictions in place we are unable to use our HWR Education Centre for training courses . The Hunter Wetlands CEO Board has allowed us to use their large conference room down stairs to conduct training days .

Please note with this venue change we are are unfortunately unable to accomodate children during the training.

As the Wetlands does not open till 9AM we are not able to get into room till 9am . So we ask you arrive by 9am and ALL COURSES will start at 9,30 till 3pm.

When attending training days you are still to park in CAR PARK NO 2 and walk down through main gates to main reception Centre in wetlands and staff will tell you were to go .

You must register to attended these training days and after cut of date no forms will be accepted.

Cost

Registration Fees are $25.00 for members unless otherwise indicated (ie Introduction Workshops are free to new members). Members of other wildlife rehabilitation groups and vet nurses are welcome to attend these workshops. The cost for members of other wildlife rehabilitation groups and vet nurses is $35.00 unless otherwise indicated. 

Catering

BYO lunch or purchase on site.  For AM and PM courses morning or afternoon tea will be provided unless otherwise stated. Please indicate any special requirements.

Cost

Registration Fees are $25.00 for members unless otherwise indicated above (ie Introduction Workshops are free to new members). Members of other wildlife rehabilitation groups and vet nurses are welcome to attend these workshops. The cost for members of other wildlife rehabilitation groups and vet nurses is $35.00 unless otherwise indicated.

Payment  

Can be done either on-line or by submitting your payment by mail (cheque or money order).

Online: 

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

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

Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre

Venue

For all courses unless otherwise specified will be the Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre, Shortland Wetlands. 1 Wetlands Place Shortland. Courses start at 9.00 am and conclude at 3.30 pm.

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.

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.

Registration Form:

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

Introduction To HUNTER WILDLIFE RESCUE

COURSE OVERVIEW: An informative one day course outlining: The NPWS wildlife rehabilitation licence conditions required to be an active rescuer or rehabilitator

COST: No cost to new 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).
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre



The Introduction to Rescue and Rehabilitation of Adult Birds

COURSE OVERVIEW: This day will cover Identification, Health and monitoring; Common injuries & diseases; Best rehabilitation husbandry practices; Intensive care & facilities; Assessment, stabilisation and intensive care practices; Rescue or Reunite considerations; Stabilisation; Imprinting: (Filial , Auditory , Sexual & Habitat Imprinting; nutrition.

COST: Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) member $25.00; Other wildlife rehabilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 1 week prior to workshop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
DURATION: 9.00am – 3.30pm
CATERING: BYO lunch. AM and PM tea provided.



Bird hydration, strapping injuries, wound and crop feeding

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.

COST: Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) member FREE; Other wildlife rehabilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 1 week prior to workshop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
DURATION: 10.00am – 2.00pm
CATERING: BYO lunch. AM and PM tea provided.

 

Introduction to the Rescue and Rehabilitation and Hand Rearing of 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.

COST: Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) member $25.00; Other wildlife rehabilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 1 week prior to workshop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
DURATION: 9.00am – 3.30pm
CATERING: BYO lunch. AM and PM tea provided.

Introduction to the Rescue and Rehabilitation and Hand Rearing of Flying Foxes and Bats

COURSE OVERVIEW: This course will cover Identification; Legal and vaccination requirements; Rescue & transportation considerations; Assessment & stabilisation; Identification and impact of Heat Stress and Hand rearing techniques for orphaned young.

COST: Hunter Wildlife Rescue (NATF) member $25.00; Other wildlife rehabilitation groups $35.00 per person
REGISTRATION: 1 week prior to workshop and forward to: training@hunterwildlife.org.au
VENUE: Hunter Wildlife Rescue Centre
DURATION: 9.00am – 3.30pm
CATERING: BYO lunch. AM and PM tea provided.