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Gold Coast Hinterland Wildlife

Hinterland, Gold Coast, Australia

Gold Coast Hinterland Wildlife
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Project Information

Volunteer Type Volunteer

Cost of Project From $600 AUD

Duration Minimum 1 week

Start Dates Every day, all year

Work Roster 5 days a week

Age Requirement 18 years of age


This wildlife and trauma centre provides outstanding medical care to many species of sick, injured, and orphaned animals until they are healthy, strong and confident enough for them to venture back into the wild. With an animal triage nurse onsite, this project can undertake first response work for any native animal that requires care. 
The project welcomes researchers, vet and work experience students so that they may utilise the facilities to fulfil course requirements and further their wildlife studies.
The project strives to inspire the general public to treasure all native fauna.
The project also has a dedicated bat hospital which cares for most species of bat in Australia and receives hundreds of flying foxes into care and offers a place of refuge for recovery.

  • Your Contribution

The centre is a non-profit organisation and is supported entirely by volunteers and donations.

Many hours of individualised specialised care goes into caring for the birds and mammals that arrive at the project. Every animal requires expert treatment, care and a specific diet for a successful release.

  • A Typical Day

Volunteers will be directly involved in the care of up to 50 animals, therefore your day will consist mainly of animal care including food preparation, feeding, bottle feeding the young animals, nursing and offering support to vets and centre staff.

  • Skills Required

Volunteers must be fluent in English, be willing to work and must be able to take direction from full time carers. Volunteers should show a genuine desire in caring for these delicate and fragile animals.

  • Challenges

Being on the front line of animal rescue can be upsetting should animals not survive, however there is a lot of support given to volunteers.

  • Accommodation

Shared cabin with kitchen and bathroom.

  • Meals

Food is supplied, however volunteers are required to share the preparation of meals.

Vegan and vegetarian options are supplied on request.

Drinking water is supplied.

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