Community Programs (DELWP) - Frequently Asked Questions (COVID-19)

Thank you to everyone who has contacted staff from the Community Programs teams at the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning over the past few weeks to discuss our grants programs, volunteering under coronavirus (COVID-19), and to raise the questions or concerns that you have about your current and future projects. While we all work through this challenging time, we appreciate you getting in contact to discuss these issues with us.

Please read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) update from our team, which provides details about the impact of COVID-19 on the various grants programs that we help deliver, including the possible variation of projects that have been delayed due to COVID-19. The FAQ also includes a list of ideas for staying involved in volunteering while at home and following government COVID-19 measures. We hope this list provides some useful ideas for ways to stay connected with wildlife volunteering communities, and some helpful suggestions about how you can continue to do your work.

Community Programs (DELWP) - Frequently Asked Questions (COVID-19)
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Wildlife Rehabilitator Bushfire Grants Now Open

We are supporting authorised Wildlife Rehabilitators to care for wildlife affected by bushfires in the 2019-2020 fire season.

More information or to apply for a Wildlife Rehabilitator Bushfire Grant

About the Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants

The Wildlife Rehabilitator Grants Program provides funding to support wildlife rehabilitators including shelter operators and foster carers, to purchase a range of equipment and infrastructure to assist with the operation of their facilities and to attend training.

The program aims to help wildlife rehabilitators to:

  • increase their knowledge/skills in the care of wildlife
  • improve their facilities to treat, house and rehabilitate wildlife for release
  • improve the standard of wildlife care provided for specialist species (e.g. raptors) or threatened species (e.g. brush tailed phascogales)