Wildlife bushfire response information, 2020 Wildlife Rehabilitator Bushfire Grants, and shelterbelts and wildlife.

Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP)

Bushfire Response - Wildlife Shelters & Carers

In response to the current bushfires in Victoria, additional information to assist authorised Wildlife Shelters and Foster Carers is being provided.  Go to this page for information on additional resources to help assess and care for fire-affected wildlife. Note - this webpage will be updated as new information becomes available. 

Bushfire response - wildlife shelters & carers (DELWP)

Wildlife - Bushfire Response

For information for wildlife shelters and carers, for vets, for community members, and to help with injured wildlife go to Wildlife - Bushfire Response (DELWP)  

Wildlife Emergencies 

Wildlife emergencies, including for fire-affected native animals Wildlife Emergencies (DELWP)

2020 Wildlife Rehabilitator Bushfire Grants

DELWP's Wildlife Rehabilitator Bushfire Grants of up to $1,000 are available to wildlife shelters and foster carers assisting with the care and rehabilitation of native wildlife impacted by the fires. These grants are to help cover the costs of food, transport, and medicine as animals are rescued from bushfire affected areas.

Wildlife Rehabilitator Bushfire Grants (DELWP)

Wildlife Victoria

Wildlife Victoria provides an emergency response service for injured, sick and orphaned wildlife via phone 8400 7300 and online.

Shelterbelts & Wildlife

Shelterbelts can provide significant habitat for wildlife, including acting as wildlife corridors, helping with pest control, and improving the agricultural productivity of a property. The following information note outlines the design and management techniques to enhance the habitat value of shelterbelts.

Shelterbelts & Wildlife (Agriculture Victoria)