If you see any unusual signs of disease or deaths in wildlife you can report it to:
Your State/Territory WHA Coordinator
the 24 hour Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on freecall 1800 675 888*
your local veterinarian
the Department of Primary Industries or Agriculture in the State/Territory in which the event is occurring/occurred.
Please complete the form below and provide to your WHA coordinator to help them determine the level of response.
Wildlife Incident Submission Form
The care of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife must be referred to an authorised wildlife rehabilitation organisation or veterinarian. See Links to 'injured wildlife' under contact details for your local State/Territory Environment Representative
* The Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline is a toll-free telephone number that connects callers to the relevant state or territory officer to report concerns about any potential emergency disease situation. Anyone suspecting an emergency disease outbreak should use this number to get immediate advice and assistance.
Note: Wildlife disease investigations by veterinary practitioners may be eligible for funding support though the National Significant Disease Investigation Program (NSDI) .
Information is available on a number of current wildlife health incidents in Australia, as well as selected long-term health investigations and historic wildlife health incidents. Detailed information is available in the national electronic Wildlife Health Information System (eWHIS).
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