What We Do

The Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council is a collective and collaborative organisation representing wildlife carers which works for the successful rehabilitation and release of native Tasmanian wildlife.

Its aims and objectives are to:

– Be a voice for all registered Tasmanian wildlife carers.

– Improve knowledge through resource-sharing across the carer network and the distribution of accurate contemporary information and research relating to all aspects of wildlife care, rescue, rehabilitation and release.

– Provide education and training opportunities to achieve consistently high standards in wildlife care and excellent welfare outcomes.

– Assist in the development of state and national Codes of Practice, ensuring Tasmanian carers to continue to meet and surpass existing codes.

– Liaise with government departments and other relevant bodies and organisations on native wildlife issues.

– Provide representation on relevant committees.

– Establish portfolio working groups and seek wider consultation to assist them in carrying out their functions.

– Increase community awareness, interest in and support of Tasmanian wildlife welfare and conservation.

– Source appropriate funding to support the Council’s work.

– Liaise with interstate councils and encourage the formation of National Wildlife Council, and provide representation for this council

– Encourage high standards of ethical conduct, honesty, integrity and compassion.