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We are a volunteer, non-profit organisation, caring for sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in the homes of our community carers.


We encourage sponsors, corporate and individuals, to join our community following on Facebook.  Donations can be made via our GoFundMe campaign.

Our Aim

We are here to assist our wildlife.  Our policy is to rescue, rehabilitate and release.  We receive many calls per year, resulting in a range of animals coming into care each year.

Our Mission

To provide support to carers whilst facing the daily challenges involved in caring for our Wildlife.

To provide quality rehabilitation and care throughout all regions for injured or orphaned native Australian animals.


To educate the local community with regard to the many unique species of animals who inhabit our surrounding regions.

We operate within the guidelines of our licence and the standards as set out by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP).

CHWC | Central Highlands Wildlife Carers

We are a volunteer Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation Group operating from the Central Highlands of Queensland, covering the vast countryside regions from Emerald, Clermont, Moranbah, Dysart, Capella, Tieri, Gemfields towards the West.  CHWC respond to calls for wildlife rescue generated from our ‘Hotline Number’, local vets and members of the community, as well as travellers who are passing through.  Currently, we provide care for an average of 500 animals annually.  CHWC Inc. does not receive financial backing or support from government organisations.  All expenses are covered from our own pockets, fundraising and community events. Donations are greatly appreciated.

Community Spirit

We have been fortunate to have such an amazing contribution from community and local volunteer groups, dedicated individuals and corporate companies who have banded together to create awareness for our local wildlife carer group.

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CHWC | Central Highlands Wildlife Carers

CHWC received a joey after our field technicians located him on the side of a remote road out near Charters Towers in May 2016. Mum had been hit by a vehicle and the joey was trying to get back into what was left of mums pouch.

Our local carer June accepted our little red joey and raised him in her home, while caring for a number of other red and grey kangaroos. Peter-Roo had a broken leg, some internal injuries, and a deep cut in his tail.   June sent us photos, and we were welcome to visit little ‘Peter-Roo’.  He was released 6 months later.

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Friendly little Echidna

With spines like a porcupine, beak like a bird, a pouch like a kangaroo, and lays eggs like a reptile they belong to the family Tachyglossidae (egg-laying mammals).  Also known as spiny anteaters, they’re small, solitary mammals native to Australia, Tasmania, and New Guinea.

This little guy was extended a friendly helping hand.

Lost and Found

Excerpt from Facebook … “These ladies are amazing, we were travelling when we saw a dead kangaroo on the side of the road.  We could see it had a Joey.  We checked and took the baby from the pouch and took it to these wonderful caring people, who have now raised and released him.  They kept me updated with pictures and when he was released.  It was a lovely experience and I felt I had helped get him back to where he belongs, instead of the slow and painful death he would have succumbed”.


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Contact Us | Hotline: 0475 288 301