• 38 licensed groups and individuals will receive funding through a one-year grant program
  • A total of $214,000 provided through the new State Government grants program, in partnership with the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

The McGowan Government has today announced the successful recipients of the Wildlife Heroes Wildlife Rehabilitation and Emergency Response Grants 2020.

The one-year grant will see 38 licensed wildlife rehabilitators share in $214,000 to provide care for sick and injured native wildlife, with the aim of releasing them back into the wild.

Recipients will be able to use funds for relevant items, such as to purchase specialist equipment, animal food, first aid supplies, veterinary support, reference materials and the development and implementation of training courses.

A total of $150,000 was initially available through the program, made up of $100,000 from State Government funds and $50,000 from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife's Wildlife Heroes project.

The State Government increased the funds available to $214,000, funding all applicants who met the criteria for a grant.

Grants will be distributed as follows:

  • Groups with more than 20 volunteers will be allocated up to $10,000
  • Groups of between two and 20 volunteers will be allocated up to $2500
  • A number of individual wildlife rehabilitators have also been funded

A full list of successful recipients is available below.

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

"The McGowan Government is very proud of the high standard of care that wildlife rehabilitators provide to some of Western Australia's most vulnerable native wildlife.

"By investing in this program, we are providing licensed rehabilitators with the opportunity to expand their knowledge and resources to ensure sick and injured native animals receive the care they need to hopefully return back to the wild.  

"Congratulations to the 38 individuals and groups who have received grants through this one-year program. I look forward to hearing about the incredible work that is achieved as a result."

Grantee Location
Native ARC Inc Bibra Lake, Perth
Black Cockatoo Preservation Society Martin, Perth
Western Australian Seabird Rescue Inc Bayswater, Perth
Native Animal Rescue Malaga, Perth
Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Inc Lesmurdie, Perth
KANE (Kimberley Animals, Nature and Education) Kununurra, Kimberley
Healing Hands Wildlife Care Inc Albany, Great Southern
Darling Range Wildlife Shelter Martin, Perth
Goldfields Native Animal Care Inc Kalgoorlie, Goldfields
Wild Life West Inc Fitzroy Crossing, Kimberley
River Wren Rescue Stake Hill, Peel
Kangaroo Haven Inc Kununurra, Kimberley
Born Free Wildlife Carers Inc Lower King, Great Southern
Mandurah Just Joey Marsupial Care Inc Coodanup, Peel
Lisa's Kangaroo Retreat Inc Port Hedland, Pilbara
AUZZIE's Raptor Rehabilitation Association Inc Bennett Springs, Perth
Marsupial Mammas and Pappas (Inc) Toodyay, Wheatbelt
Express Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc Henley Brook, Perth
FAWNA Inc Busselton, South West
Midwest Marsupial Carers Inc Geraldton, Midwest
Bluebush Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Buntine, Wheatbelt
Possum Rescue and Rehabilitation Inc Busselton, South West
Possum Valley Animal Sanctuary Mt Helena, Perth
Amaris Wildlife Sanctuary Inc Tenterden, Great Southern
Maroo Wildlife Refuge Inc Manjimup, South West
Geraldton Greenough Wildlife Rescue Inc Greenough, Midwest
Society for the Preservation of Raptors Inc Margaret River, South West
Raptor Fliers Association of Western Australia Inc Crossman, Wheatbelt
Esperance Roo Haven Monjingup, Great Southern
Parnana Pikurtu Wildlife Sanctuary Inc Moorine Rock, Wheatbelt


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