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Who Are We

Wildlife A.R.C. are volunteers dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of orphaned, injured, or sick native animals.

Due to the explosion of development on the Central Coast of NSW in the 1980's there was a massive clearing of bushland for housing. Many native animals (birds, mammals, and reptiles) were orphaned, injured, or even killed. 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 A.R.C.’s name is CARE.

A.R.C. cares for injured, orphaned, or sick native animals with the express ambition of returning them to the wild.

A.R.C. also relocates animals (for example, snakes) found in unsuitable locations.  This service is free.

A.R.C. tries to ensure that animals suffer as little needless pain and stress as possible. We run a 24-hour, 365-days-a-year, personally-manned telephone service backed by an extensive network of rescuers on 02 4325 0666. If an animal is in distress care will be available in the shortest possible time.

A.R.C. cares for the future welfare of native animals. We keep comprehensive computer records of the problems native animals experience on the Central Coast. We supply detailed information from those records to local councils and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS). Consultants also use this information when assessing bushland for attention and planning issues.

A.R.C. believes that Education is most important for the future of all wildlife.

A.R.C.’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 A.R.C. member receives any payment for any work done on behalf of or as a representative of A.R.C.

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 would like more information, please call us on (02) 4325 0666.