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Snippets and tips: Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services

What you should do if you find sick, injured or orphaned native fauna

  • Bird: place in box (with lid and airholes) and keep in a warm, dark undisturbed place
  • Mammal: Use towel to handle, then same as above
  • Baby mammal: Wrap in something woollen or cotton, then same as above
  • Lizard: Place box over, and weigh down with something heavy
  • Snake: Do not touch - stay away!!! Keep children and pets away!!!
  • Do not try to feed any of the above
  • Call Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services for assistance - 9413 4300

Sydney Wildlife Rescue Service logoSydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services Inc. is a native wildlife rescue and education service which is dedicated exclusively to Sydney's native animals.

SMWS is a non-profit organisation operating under licence from NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

It is based in Lane Cove National Park, West Chatswood, but has experienced wildlife carers throughout the Sydney area.

Office hours hours are: 9am to 4pm, seven days a week.

The telephone is also monitored after hours.

 Call SMWS on 9413 4300 for information on:

  • Training in rescue and care
  • brochures on specific native species
  • information display at your function
  • lectures presented at your school

Check the website at

Donations to Sydney Metropolitan Wildlife Services may be sent to : PO Box 78, Lindfield 2070

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