Rescuing and Caring for Wildlife on the Central Coast of NSW Australia

Wildlife Emergencies - Phone (02) 43250666 (24 hours)


In the nineteen eighties, due to the explosion of development on the Central Coast of NSW there was massive clearing of bush land for housing. Many native animals (birds, mammals and reptiles) were orphaned, injured and killed. There was an obvious need for a group dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of native animals .The Wildlife Animal Rescue & Care Society Inc. was born out of a public meeting on I8th April, 1987 to address the problems the local wildlife were experiencing.

The most important word in ARC's name is CARE

  • ARC cares for injured, orphaned and sick native animals with the express ambition of returning them to the wild.
  • ARC also relocates animals that find themselves in unsuitable locations, e.g snakes. This service is free.
  • ARC cares that animals should suffer as little needless pain and stress as possible. So the ARC has established a 24 hour 365 day a year personally manned telephone service (02) 43250666 backed by an extensive network of rescuers.
  • If an animal is in distress, care is available in the shortest possible time.
  • ARC cares for the future welfare of native animals and to this end supplies detailed information to local Councils and The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) from our comprehensive computer records of the problems native animals experience in the Central Coast.
  • Consultants when assessing bushland for attention and planning issues also use this information.

ARC believes that Education is most important for the future of all Wildlife.

ARC's Education Program provides:

  • FREE Training programmes
  • Guest speakers and lecturers to schools and other venues
  • Junior Membership
  • All policies are geared to the care of native animals

All work performed by members is voluntary.
No ARC member receives any payment for any work done.
Administration is paid for by membership fees.
All donations are directed to the care of the animals in the form of food, vet fees and medication.

Should you wish to join the ARC or for information, please ring (02) 43250666