Some of ANARRA’s most active members regularly rescue injured, orphaned or sick wildlife.
Our rescuers travelled over 20,000 km in just six months in 2019 rescuing and transporting wildlife.
Some of our more experienced members care for wildlife in their own home. This can be a very time consuming task as many young joeys need regular feeding around the clock, and depending on the age of the species, sometimes every two hours.
Other members support the group through fundraising, events like sausage sizzles, providing educational activities and helping with the administration of the organisation.
Who can be a member
Our members come from all walks of life – professionals, retirees, students, wildlife park workers.
They all have one thing in common – a desire to help our native wildlife.
Most of our members live in the Gympie or Wide Bay region. We do have some members that live further afield and support the group out of respect for Paula and the work she has been doing for so long, and also because Paula is a very valuable source of knowledge for people in remote areas who also rescue and care for wildlife.
How to become a member
1/2 Download a Membership Application Form
If you are over 16 and keen to become a member, follow the simple steps below.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be sent a copy of the membership form. Or click on the link below to download a copy, save the form to your PC, then you should be able to fill it out with your details. Save it with your own name, and email it back. Membership costs $25 for an individual and $35 for a family. Members are covered by Public Liability Insurance, and a small level of Personal Accident insurance. Members who care for wildlife are also covered by a Permit issued by the Queensland Department of Environment and Science. This permit only covers the most common species, and does not include flying foxes or koalas. A special permit and considerable training is required for members wishing to care for these species.
2/2 Send your ANARRA Membership Application
Mail your application filled with proof of membership fees payment to Membership Secretary – PO Box 190, Gympie 4570
Meetings & workshops
ANARRA meetings are held monthly, on the last Sunday of the month.
Meetings are held at Wildlife HQ at Paula and David Rowland’s property at 288 Greendale Rd, Glastonbury. The meetings start at 10 am, and provide members with an opportunity to share their concerns, be updated on the latest rescues and condition of the wildlife in care, and plan for future activities.
In addition, Workshops are held throughout the year to educate those who wish to support the work we do.
Workshops are usually $10 each and FREE for ANARRA members.
We aim to regularly run workshops covering basic rescue and primary care of wildlife, and advanced workshops covering birds, macropods, possums, flying foxes and koalas. Rescuing and caring for wildlife can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Watching wildlife recover from trauma or illness and be able to be released back into the wild is incredibly gratifying and heartwarming. However, at times, the injuries or illness sustained by some species is too great, so a decision to end their suffering is made. At times like these, we recognise, that despite our best efforts, we simply cannot save everything.
The Orientation and Primary Care of Wildlife workshops are the first essential step towards becoming a wildlife rescuer or carer. ANARRA aims to offer these workshops twice a year to educate members of the public interested in helping native wildlife.
volunteer in a Wildlife Home
Paula & David – Wildlife Home welcome woofers throughout the year to help rescue and take care of wildlife.
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You found an injured native animal?
Each species is different and might need specific way to be rescued. If you are not trained, please do not touch the animal and contact us directly by phone or email. You can find all ways to contact us in our contacts section.