The Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital is Opening in 2024!

Five years of hard work will come to fruition in 2024 when we open the doors of the Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital in Wollongbar.

Help us make it happen.

It's a big project to plan, build, fit out, staff and fund a fully operational, not-for-profit, first-class wildlife hospital. Here's how you can get involved!

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and will go towards the completion and day-to-day operations.

Be ready to help...

Download our handy DRWILD Wildlife Care Guide. This free download can be printed and kept with you in case you ever need to take action in a wildlife emergency.


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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Follow our progress

There is a lot of excitement at the NRWH Wollongbar site as we progress with our construction. Each week there is something new happening.  Excavation work is in full swing, creating the public car park and beginning the preliminary groundwork for the rehab facilities.

Work is progressing on the main building of the hospital too. The old house has been stripped back to the frames, old windows have been removed and flooring ripped up. New framework has been installed, and we can see the shape of the new layout!

We've set our sights on achieving completion by mid-2024, so the countdown to unveiling our state-of-the-art facility has most definitely begun!


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


Become a Friend of NRWH

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.

Be prepared to help injured wildlife.

Have you ever come across an animal in need of emergency medical care? Whether it's a koala, a bird, or any other creature, knowing what to do in those crucial moments can make all the difference. Download and print our FREE Wildlife Care Guide to keep in your glove box today.

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