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  • Writer's pictureKay Savage

Wildlife Warriors Wanted

The Wildlife Rescue Queensland (WRQ) Headquarters are looking for more helpers to join or support their volunteer team.


The Wildlife Rescue Queensland (WRQ) Headquarters is dedicated to rescuing injured or orphaned wildlife from the Moreton Bay region. They are looking for more helpers to join or support their volunteer team.


...if more people saw the extraordinary work being done by WRQ, there would be an increase in volunteer numbers and a greater awareness of the need to be cautious on the roads.

Katrina, the Vice President of WRQ, took a year off work to pursue her passion for wildlife after attending a local wildlife meet and greet. She is currently part of the trauma team responsible for rescuing and caring for injured animals, including possums, gliders, wallabies, kangaroos, and bandicoots, until they are ready to be released back into the wild. The rescue work is both time-consuming and costly, with monthly feed costs reaching up to $7,000.

WRQ has a 24/7 hotline and a group of 200 members, including carers, rescuers, transporters, and hotline operators, working tirelessly to save and care for wildlife and highlighting the vital role played by volunteers in rescuing and caring for injured wildlife.

After a recent visit, Federal Member for Longman Terry Young MP believes that if more people saw the extraordinary work being done by WRQ, there would be an increase in volunteer numbers and a greater awareness of the need to be cautious on the roads.

If you would like to volunteer or help, visit wrq.org.au.


How You Can Help Wildlife

  • Check pouches of deceased animals hit by cars. Always stop or call a wildlife organisation if you hit and injure or kill an animal.

  • Plant more native trees and plants.

  • Put up possum and bird boxes.

  • Keep domestic pets locked up at night.

  • Place shallow water dishes out in the shade.

  • Make Possum Boxes.

  • Sew Possum Pouches.

  • Become a release site if you have property.

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