Wildlife Rescue Training

Volunteering is a very rewarding experience. We run a range of different courses to accommodate different needs and levels of experience.

Basic Wildlife Rescue and Transport Training

Learn how to assess, rescue and transport native wildlife including possums, birds and lizards, and how to check the pouch of a deceased marsupial. Upon completion of this session you will be provided the opportunity to register as a volunteer with The Wildlife Rescuers.


  • 24 February – Hurstbridge – Full – Closed
  • 23 March – Thornbury – Full – Closed
  • 18 May – Mickleham – Full – Closed
  • 17 August – Wollert – Planned
  • 8 September – Thornbury – Planned
  • 16 November – Wallan – Planned

Macropod, Koala and Wombat Rescue Training

Registration for these courses is by invitation only. Prior wildlife rescue experience is required – preference will be given to those who have completed our Basic Wildlife Rescue and Transport course and demonstrated experience in basic wildlife rescue.

Learn how to assess a sick injured or displaced kangaroo, wallaby, wombat or koala and various capture techniques. This course has a physical demonstration component.


  • 20 July – Thornbury – Contact us
  • 7 December – Thornbury – Planned

Group Rescue Training

If you have a group interested in a wildlife rescue training session that cannot be accommodated by our regular training, we may be able to assist with a bespoke session. Contact us with details of what you are looking for and we will get back to you on how we can help.

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