In the face of worsening climate impacts like extreme weather, each of us can do our bit to ensure the welfare and safety of our native birds and animals.
In a wildlife emergency right now? Find the right number to call for your state or territory below.
Call any of these wildlife hotline numbers for advice, or to have the animal rescued.
With our free wildlife care guide, you can take a copy of these numbers wherever you go,
Our wildlife care guide also has information to spot and care for injured animals in many scenarios, including when worsening climate impacts put our wildlife at great risk.
Photo: Timur Garifov
Possums are particularly vulnerable to heat stress. If they are struggling, they may come out from their hollows or roof cavities and appear lethargic or unresponsive.
If you see possums out during the day, they could be heat-stressed, injured or orphaned. Monitor the possum from a safe distance and call your local wildlife rescue hotline for advice or rescue.
Sadly, some of our most unique animals are going missing because of habitat destruction.
In fact, Australia holds the world record for the most mammal extinctions in the world.
Learn more about some of our incredible wildlife that are under threat:
Header photo: Doug Gimesy