Supporting injured wildlife

Gympie Regional Council works with community groups that rescue sick and injured wildlife. Many of these groups receive funding from council.

If you find a sick or injured animal, please contact one of these groups for support.

Emergency Contacts

Wildlife Care and Rescue Organisations Species Focus Rescue Care Provider Origin Phone
ANARRA Hotline All Wildlife Gympie Region (07) 5343 4859
Wildcare SEQ Hotline


Koala Rescue Team

All Wildlife


Gympie Region (07) 5527 2444
RSPCA Qld All Wildlife QLD 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
WILVOS Hotline All Wildlife Gympie Region (07) 5441 6200
Marine Mammal/Turtles Strandings - QPWS Hotline Marine Animals Only Coastal Gympie Region 1300 130 372
Wildlife Noosa All Wildlife Outside Gympie Region 0419 046 999
Bat Conservation and Rescue QLD Bats Only Outside Gympie Region 0488 228 134‬
Licensed Snake Removal Specialist Snakes Various Various - check phonebook and online
Wildlife Related Reporting          
Wildwatch Gympie Region Threatened species and wildlife road-kill Gympie Region  
Queensland Health - Exposure to Bats (including Flying Foxes) Bat Bites/Exposure ONLY QLD Reporting ONLY 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
Wildlife Hospitals/Wildlife Vets          
RSPCA Qld - Gympie (Opening Hours vary) All Animals Gympie 1300 264 625
Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital (24hr/7days) All Wildlife Beerwah (07) 5436 2097
Eumundi Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre (24hr/7days) All Wildlife Eumundi (07) 5442 8057

Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome

During the months of Oct – June, it is not uncommon to find Lorikeet birds (especially Rainbow Lorikeets) on the ground dazed, confused or unable to move properly or fly.

This may be because they are suffering from a little understood physical condition known as Lorikeet Paralysis Syndrome, or LPS.

There is currently no known cause to LPS. Experts do not believe LPS to be contagious to other birds or humans, however caution should be taken regarding contamination.

If you find a Parrot/Lorikeet that you think may be suffering from LPS or any other disease or condition, Council recommend you follow the following steps…….

  1. Call an experienced Animal Carer – Table of contacts above.
  2. Impacted birds are to be handled carefully with gloves, wrapped loosely with a towel, placed in a dark ventilated box in a quiet place until care can be sought. Dead birds should be wrapped in newspaper and disposed of in the rubbish bin.
  3. DO NOT administer water or food to the bird – if the bird is deemed suitable, the carer will administer care that may assist the bird to a full recovery.

For further information on LPS, please click here.


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