Bushfire Recovery – Wildlife Carer Grants Now Available


In response to the drought and bushfires, the Queensland Government is helping widlife hospitals and volunteer wildlife carers by committing $250,000, in addition to $6 million already earmarked, to wildlife hospitals and groups, including more than 770 community-based volunteer wildlife carers and care groups.

“Our local wildlife carers and groups have always done a remarkable and selfless job in caring for our local wildlife when they have been injured, and I have always been in awe of their dedication,” said Chris Whiting MP.


“Now with 67.4% of Queensland still drought declared and 2.5 million hectares impacted by the recent bushfires, they have been working harder than ever.

“With more funding available, I want our local carers in Bancroft to get the help they deserve,” said Chris Whiting.

Wildlife hospitals on the frontline of treating injured and sick wildlife, including RSPCA Wildlife Hospital, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital and Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, will share $120,000 and the remaining $130,000, will be allocated to eligible individual carers and care groups, to support the operating expenses related to the care and rehabilitation of sick or injured wildlife, including medicines, veterinary supplies and food for animals in care.

Eligible individual carers who do this selfless work on behalf of all Queenslanders can apply for a grant of up to $2,000 and eligible care groups can apply for a grant of up to $5,000.

The round opened on 29 January 2020 with grants provided on an ongoing basis until all funding is allocated. Carers who are interested in applying can register their interest via csagrants@des.qld.gov.au

19/02/2020 |

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