Help for Injured Wildlife

This tool will help you locate and contact the closest relevant wildlife carers and rescue and rehabilitation organisations to help the injured animal.

Please note this is for native wildlife in Victoria only. For introduced or domestic animals (e.g. deer, rabbits, foxes, pigs, goats, horses, cats, dogs, cows, sheep, chickens, llamas etc.) please contact your local council or vet.

Is the animal alive?

Please tell us about the injured platypus so we can find the most appropriate help.

Caution! Do not approach the animal or attempt to catch it. Male platypus have venomous spurs on their back legs which causes excruciating pain in humans.

Unfortunately not much further can be done for this animal. For suspicious circumstances or mass deaths, call the DELWP Customer Contact Centre on 136 186 (Mon - Fri 8am to 6pm).

Check the surrounding area for young. If you find a baby animal, contact the Healesville Sanctuary for assistance on (03) 5957 2829.

Please note it is illegal to take wildlife from the wild (including carcasses or samples of dead wildlife).