Sick or Injured Wild Animals


If you find a sick or injured wild animal, including kangaroos, contact your nearest veterinarian or wildlife care organisation as soon as possible so that it may receive appropriate treatment. Wild animals become stressed by handling, so seek expert advice before handling an injured animal. Try to minimise the amount of exposure the injured animal has to people and loud noises. Do not attempt to feed or treat it unless you have specialist knowledge or training.


  • Your local veterinarian
  • RSPCA SA: 1300 477 722
  • Fauna Rescue: 8289 0896
  • Bat & Flying Foxes hotline: 0475 132 093
  • Koala hotline 1300 562 527. Further information is available on our Koalas page.