The Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants program provides funding to support Victoria’s wildlife rehabilitators.

The program aims to help wildlife rehabilitators to:

  • increase their knowledge and skills in the care of wildlife
  • improve their facilities to treat, house and rehabilitate wildlife for release
  • enhance the standard of care provided for native species

Grants of up to $3,000 were available to authorised wildlife shelter operators and foster carers for equipment, infrastructure, consumables, education and training.

This year, $289,160.38  of funding was awarded to 120 wildlife rehabilitators which included an extra $60,000 in support for rehabilitators impacted by the July storms. You can read more in the announcement from Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio here

It is anticipated that the next available funding for wildlife rehabilitators will occur in 2022/23.

Guidelines

Read the Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants 2021-22 Guidelines

Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants 2021-22 Guidelines (PDF, 533.4 KB)

Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants 2021-22 Guidelines (DOCX, 3.2 MB)

Frequently Asked Questions

Read the Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants 2021-22 FAQ

Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants 2021-22 FAQ (PDF, 174.1 KB)

Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants 2021-22 FAQ (DOCX, 111.5 KB)

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