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Eco-tourism projects proceed to the next stage of the EOI process


The Hodgman Liberal Government has announced that four projects will proceed to the next stage of the Expression Of Interest process.More

Improved access to Ralphs Falls


The Ralphs Falls track, one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks within the Mt Victoria Regional Reserve, is now open to the public after repairs and upgrades.More

Providing a safe environment for penguins requires responsible dog ownership


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) suspect that dogs are responsible for six more penguin deaths at Sulphur Creek near Burnie on 1 November, bringing the total to 20 penguins killed in the area over the last seven days.More

Caring for Wildlife

Caring for Injured and Orphaned Wildlife

Orphaned Tasmanian devils feeding

Orphaned Tasmanian devils feeding

Most injured or orphaned native animals are victims of vehicle or window collisions, dog or cat attack, trapping, shooting or electrocution. The goal is to relieve the stress of these unfortunate animals and ideally to rehabilitate them back to the wild in a fit condition.

The Department of Primary Industries and Water web site provides information on caring for injured and orphaned wildlife.

A dedicated pool of trained wildlife carers is available to ensure that the injured or orphaned animal has the best chance of survival. You are welcome to enquire about becoming a wildlife carer. Contact the number below.

For assistance during business hours and out of hours, please ring 61654305 to receive instructions via a recorded message or contact your nearest Parks and Wildlife Service office.