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Ways to give to help wildlife

There are many ways you can help us to help more native animals. Together we can provide better wildlife education, rescue and care for more animals and save more lives.

During the worst drought on record, catastrophic fires have ravaged Australia for months. Over 4.9 million hectares of land has been burnt in NSW alone, over 120 fires are still burning and surviving animals are facing dire food and water shortages and loss of habitat.

The situation for wildlife is devasting and it will be months after the fires before the full implications on wild populations can be understood. There have been estimates by ecologists at the University of Sydney that over 800 million animals have already been affected in Australia since September.

WIRES is rescuing and caring for as many sick, injured and orphaned native animals as possible. In December WIRES 1300 line received over 20,000 calls and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescues.

Fundraise for WIRES

If you are wanting to fundraise for WIRES the best way is to set up a GoFundMe page

Make a Donation


WIRES is a wildlife charity that relies on community support to operate our rescue and care services for wildlife 365 days a year and we are extremely grateful for your support at this difficult time.

Donations via Visa, Mastercard or American Express can be made on WIRES website using the forms below:


For those wanting to use the PayPal, we have the PayPal Giving Fund.
PayPal Giving Fund does not charge you or the charity you selected a fee for this donation; note: currency conversion fees apply when converting currency.

For those wanting to donate by Bank Deposit please use the details below:

Due to the large number of donations received, a tax deductible receipt may not be able to be issued for donations via direct deposit. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has advised it is not necessary to issue a tax deductible receipt and you should be able to claim the deduction as a donor. Your bank statement or internet banking printed copy of the transfer details is sufficient evidence of your donation for taxation purposes. Advice from the ATO is available here. Please note that WIRES has DGR status.

When donating this way please use your name or organisation as the reference code

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Bank (CBA)
Address: 39 The Centre, Forestville NSW 2087 Australia
For International Donations CommBank BIC/SWIFT code: CTBAAU2S
Account Name: NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service Inc (WIRES) 
BSB: 062-170
Account Number: 10017540

Or you can call (02) 8977 3396 between 9am and 5pm Mon-Fri. All gifts to WIRES $2 and over are tax-deductible.

How Individuals Can Help

Become a Virtual Carer and join our team of regular supporters who make a difference for wildlife every day. 

Leave a gift to WIRES in your will to make a difference in the lives of animals for generations to come.

Give WIRES Gift Certificates as a wild-life saving gift in honour of someone, to celebrate a special occasion or to say thank you.

Start a Community Fundraising Campaign to raise funds to support our work with wildlife, organise a fun event or project to engage your friends, family and community. You can use many of the online peer to peer fundraising platforms like JustGivingEveryday HeroMy Cause to raise funds for WIRES.

Give in memory of a loved one, giving a gift to wildlife, in lieu of flowers, to honour a loved one. 

You can also help through workplace giving, donating shares, buying an Entertainment Book (20% goes to WIRES) or shop to help wildlife in other ways.

How Organisations Can Help

Support wildlife via Corporate Sponsorships, Corporate Partnerships, Workplace Giving, Community FundraisingDonating Goods, Special Projects & Pro-Bono Support.

Trusts and Foundations are encouraged to contact us to discuss options for collaborative projects to rescue, rehabilitate, protect and preserve wildlife.

For more information on any of the above, or to discuss other ways you’d like to help, please email info@wires.org.au

How funds are used

Remember a loved one

On Just Giving you can make a 'giving in memory' page in a few minutes. It's a quick and secure for people to donate and leave messages.

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Make a donation

Just $20 can help us to rescue and care for more native animals




Our Donor Charter

  • We are committed to improving outcomes for native animals
  • We act with integrity and use donations wisely
  • We value your feedback and respect your privacy

Donations to WIRES are used to:

  • Improve our capability to rescue and care for more animals
  • Operate our Wildlife Rescue Office 365 days a year
  • Subsidise food costs for wildlife in care
  • Provide community wildlife information and education
  • Provide wildlife training courses for volunteers and the community
  • Support our volunteers
  • Grow our service so that we can help wildlife for generations to come

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Did you know that WIRES...

  • Receives tens of thousands of calls each year to help sick, injured and orphaned native animals.
  • Trains hundreds of people in wildlife rescue and care every year and has 2500 volunteers
  • Has been serving wildlife and the community for over 30 years

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