Hospital Opening 2024!

It's a big project to plan, build, fit-out, staff and fund a fully operational, not-for-profit, first-class wildlife hospital. Five years of hard work will come to fruition in 2024 when we open the doors of the Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital in Wollongbar.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and will go towards the opening and operations of a first-call wildlife hospital.


Photos of Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital construction courtesy of Mark Davis.

The Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital

The Northern Rivers region of NSW is one of Australia’s biodiversity hotspots of international significance. It is home to many of the nation’s unique, rare and threatened animals.

The pressures on wildlife in our region continues to increase and the numbers of animals needing veterinary services is growing. The Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital (NRWH) is situated to assist a very strained network of wildlife carers and provide expert veterinarian services to give sick, injured and orphaned wildlife a real chance of survival.


We are proud to be part of the strong, caring community of the Northern Rivers. Environmental conservation is fundamental to so many of us in this region and we know that our community will be the key to the success of this valuable community asset, the Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital.

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Join the Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital community by becoming a Friend of NRWH. You support will grow our services and wildlife care.


The Northern Rivers Wildlife Network

The Northern Rivers Wildlife Network (NRWN) formed in 2021. It is the peak body representing wildlife care and conservation in the Northern Rivers and is made up of wildlife rescue and rehabilitation service providers, wildlife hospitals, veterinarians with a special interest in wildlife, and environmental conservation organisations. The purpose of the network is to improve communications and collaboration (especially during emergencies such as bushfires and floods), and to undertake joint advocacy to achieve better conservation and wildlife rehabilitation outcomes across the Northern Rivers.

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