Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Environment; Disability Services; Electoral Affairs

    Successful wildlife rehabilitator grant recipients announced

    2/07/2020 10:00 AM
    • 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."


    Minister's office - 6552 5800  


    Native ARC IncBibra Lake, Perth
    Black Cockatoo Preservation SocietyMartin, Perth
    Western Australian Seabird Rescue IncBayswater, Perth
    Native Animal RescueMalaga, Perth
    Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre IncLesmurdie, Perth
    KANE (Kimberley Animals, Nature and Education)Kununurra, Kimberley
    Healing Hands Wildlife Care IncAlbany, Great Southern
    Darling Range Wildlife ShelterMartin, Perth
    Goldfields Native Animal Care IncKalgoorlie, Goldfields
    Wild Life West IncFitzroy Crossing, Kimberley
    River Wren RescueStake Hill, Peel
    Kangaroo Haven IncKununurra, Kimberley
    Born Free Wildlife Carers IncLower King, Great Southern
    Mandurah Just Joey Marsupial Care IncCoodanup, Peel
    Lisa's Kangaroo Retreat IncPort Hedland, Pilbara
    AUZZIE's Raptor Rehabilitation Association IncBennett Springs, Perth
    Marsupial Mammas and Pappas (Inc)Toodyay, Wheatbelt
    Express Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation IncHenley Brook, Perth
    FAWNA IncBusselton, South West
    Midwest Marsupial Carers IncGeraldton, Midwest
    Bluebush Wildlife Rescue and RehabilitationBuntine, Wheatbelt
    Possum Rescue and Rehabilitation IncBusselton, South West
    Possum Valley Animal SanctuaryMt Helena, Perth
    Amaris Wildlife Sanctuary IncTenterden, Great Southern
    Maroo Wildlife Refuge IncManjimup, South West
    Geraldton Greenough Wildlife Rescue IncGreenough, Midwest
    Society for the Preservation of Raptors IncMargaret River, South West
    Raptor Fliers Association of Western Australia IncCrossman, Wheatbelt
    Esperance Roo HavenMonjingup, Great Southern
    Parnana Pikurtu Wildlife Sanctuary IncMoorine Rock, Wheatbelt