The Wildcare Helpline App provides a service for the public who find sick or injured native wildlife in Western Australia and are seeking advice on what to do and where to find care for the animal.
The App is designed as an additional resource for the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ Wildcare Helpline, a telephone referral service operated by volunteers based at our Kensington headquarters.
Within The App you will find information about what to do if you find native animals including birds, snakes and mammals. You will also find links and phone numbers to assist in dealing with cane toads, stranded whales and dolphins, and becoming a volunteer.
Using the ‘Find Help’ section, The App will be able to put you in touch with a list of the nearest wildcare helpers the Department works with, wherever you are in Western Australia, and find nearby vets using your device’s map program.
The Wildcare Helpline program is designed to offer advice on sick or injured native wildlife, and refer callers to a wider network of experts for assistance. The Helpline CANNOT attend rescues or assist with non-native or domestic animals.