Australia Zoo Rescue Unit

Rescue, rehabilitate and release

Our highly efficient Rescue Unit operates from the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital, collecting sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife reported within South East Queensland through the Wildlife Emergency Hotline. The Rescue Unit act as a Wildlife Ambulance, part of a network of teams throughout Australia dedicated to ensuring wildlife receive the best care no matter where they're found.

From koalas to sea turtles, the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit is dedicated to rescuing all wildlife in need. Covering hundreds of kilometres per day, the team travel far and wide with a proven catch and release program in place - their aim is to successfully rescue, rehabilitate and release.

The Australia Zoo Rescue Unit provides a free service to the community to rescue sick and injured wildlife and get them to the best possible veterinary treatment, the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital. The team are highly skilled and trained to rescue everything from road accident victims to marine animal strandings and they do it all seven days a week!

A variety of specialised gear is required in any given animal emergency and the Australia Zoo Rescue Unit vehicles are decked out with a range of rescue equipment and have access to watercraft for local marine rescues.

Any contributions to Wildlife Warriors helps provide essential rescue equipment to ensure that we can provide the best service possible to our wildlife.


Australian Wildlife Hospital 24-hour emergency hotline phone: +1300 369 652