Animal charities in Australia


Here's a list of animal charities in Australia.    Please note we are adding to them so please check back soon.



Help Thirsty Koalas Devastated by Recent Fires
This is an incredible fund-raiser that's still going and will help to purchase and distribute automatic drinking stations which will be installed in the burnt areas to help in koala and wildlife survival.  They are also buying a water carrying vehicle with fire fighting capabilities to replenish the drinking stations with water as needed.   And they are going to establish a wild koala breeding programme.  Donate here

Australian Koala Foundation
Lots of ways you can help koalas, from planting a tree to adopting a koala.  Great gift ideas - give something really meaningful and help a koala.

Koala Hospital 
This is in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, and it is a wildlife rehabilitation institution licenced under the National Parks and Wildlife Service NSW.  Become a volunteer or help out in any way you can

Koala Land
Lots of details of koala organisations in Australia's koala country and how you can help

They have advice about what to do in a wildfire.  You can also attend one of their volunteer training courses and become a trained WIRES rescuer or carer so that you can help widllife if faced with catastrophic fires.  Their website says, "With the forecast heatwave conditions across much of the inland over the next week you can help wildlife by making fresh, clean water readily available. Feeding is not necessary."  . WIRES was established in 1985 and quickly set up a coordinated network of wildlife carers and rescuers. WIRES now works under a license issued by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council
The Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Council advocates for the best welfare outcomes for the amazing wildlife there by working with wildlife carers, the community and the government in Tasmania.  Their website has information on ways to get involved, including how to become a wildlife carer.  Find out more here

Animals Australia - the voice for animals
Please read their pages on the bushfires and wildlfires in Australia & how to prepare for both fires & flooding.  Click here for info.  There's plenty everyone can do to help them in their work, whether you are in the UK or in Sydney.   Here are some of the issues they are working on to improve the lives of animals.  Here are ways you can take action to help

Humane Society International
HSI is helping wildlife in Kangaroo Island and elsewhere - you can donate to their disaster fund here

Pet Rescue
A not-for-profit organisation that finds new permanent homes for rescue pets - this is Australia’s largest on-line directory of homeless animals

Australian Animal Rescue
A not for profit, volunteer run, non government organization which was established in April 2009 after the devastating bush fires in Gippsland, Kinglake and Marysville areas of Victoria.  It aims "to provide direct care, sanctuary, veterinary, wildlife hospital, triage, and other services also to provide short-term care for all animals in need of protection, including those animals which are sick, injured, stray, orphaned, abandoned, neglected or which have suffered from mistreatment or cruelty"

World Animal Protection, Australia
Works on a number of issues, including the live export of animals from Australia.  Voices in number make a difference, so please add yours

Animals Asia
One of the things this charity works on is the export of greyhounds from Australia, but there are lots of ways in which you can get involved and help animals.  They have 3 flagship programmes, including End Bear Farming, Cat & Dog Cruelty and Action against Cruelty.  Click here to lend a paw

Australian Working Dog Rescue
Its primary function is "to save working dog breeds from being euthanased in council pounds and shelters and find new homes for them. We cover the entire east coast of Australia which encompasses Qld, NSW, Vic and SA and are expanding into Western Australia and Tasmania."

SA Dog Rescue
This is 
a registered not-for-profit organisation, supported by volunteers in South Australia, dedicated to saving dogs from euthanasia, and finding them a new home.

International Fund for Animal Welfare, Australia
The IFAW has projects in over 40 countries around the world, from saving tigers to fighting wildlife trafficking, to saving seals to helping cats and dogs.  Click here to read more.

Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife
The foundation is aiming to protect wildlife and wilderness for future generations.  Please visit it and see how you can help.

Online Learning
Open Colleges, Australia's leading online educator, has courses in Companion Animal Studies, Veterinary Nursing, Companion Animal Services, Pet Grooming, Pet Obedience Training and Animal Studies.  Click here for more information.