Become a Carer

wallaby feedingWhat’s Involved

When thinking of becoming a carer it is important to take into consideration the animals’ requirements and the amount of time you are willing to commit.

Although handraising can be a very enjoyable and rewarding experience it can also be quite distressing sometimes. All animals that are nursed back to health are released back into a suitable habitat after a rehabilitation process.

A big percentage of animals do actually make it back into the wild. Most young animals are handraised by carers. This can be very demanding as a younger animal may need 5 or 6 feeds per day.

Older injured animals often only require morning and/or afternoon feeds and are not as demanding. Empty cages in the backyard could be put to good use for rehabilitating older, injured animals.

Wildcare members absorb the total cost of all foods, medication, vet fees, rehabilitation and relocation. Wildcare is an entirely volunteer organisation and will support and assist carers in any way they can such as buying bulk foods to lower prices.

Meetings and Fundraising activities for Wildcare Inc are held throughout the year.

Applying

To become a wildcare member send in the completed Membership form.

All Carers must have a current Wildlife Carer’s Permit issued by Parks and Wildlife.

You can obtain your permit by contacting the Parks & Wildlife Permit Officer (08) 899 94486 between 8am to 4pm, from Monday to Friday,
emailing pwpermits.nreta@nt.gov.au or sending a completed permit form.