Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department convened a Coordinating Body in April 2021 for the purpose of developing a community owned and led Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy in response to calls from the sector to address a range of issues. 

Sector consultation, including a survey and a series of workshops, was undertaken throughout the second half of 2021.

The Coordinating Body sought written submissions on a draft Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy and Action Plan between 22 December 2021 and 31 January 2022.

The final version of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy and Action Plan (the Strategy) is available here: 

 Tasmanian Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy and Action Plan 2022 - 2024 (PDF 6Mb)​

See page 27 of the Strategy for more information on how the Strategy was developed.

Wildlife Network T​asmania Inc.

The newly formed Wildlife Network Tasmania will play a key role in implementing the Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy and Action Plan. 

The Department is supporting Wildlife Network Tasmania to undertake its work, including providing this interim webpage, to ensure the sector can be kept up to date. 

 Wildlife Network Tasmania Communique - April 2023 (PDF 60Kb)

 Wildlife Network Tasmania Communique - July 2023 (PDF 102Kb)​

 Wildlife Network Tasmania Communique - August 2023 (PDF 178Kb)​

Wildlife Network Tasmania Logo

Wildlife Network Tasmania Board Directors:

  • ​Georgie Ibbott (Chair)
  • Leanne Taylor
  • Greg Irons
  • Lyndell Whyte
  • Matt Clement
  • Suzy Nethercott-Watson
  • Joh Robertson

Interim Implementation Body

An Interim Implementation Body was established to begin the implementation of the Strategy. This group completed its task in December 2022 and activities transitioned to Wildlife Network Tasmania Inc. 

The Interim Implementation Body provided updates to the sector:

​The Coordinating Body

A Coordinating Body was established by the Department to oversee the development of a Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy.

​The Coordinating Body provided updates to the sector:​

 Coordinating Body Meeting 1 Communique - 29 June 2021   (204Kb)

 Coordinating Body Meeting 2 Communique - 22 September 2021 (PDF 201Kb)​

 Coordinating Body Meeting 3 Communique - 27 October 2021 (PDF 188Kb)​

The Coordinating Body completed its task in February 2022 and transitioned to the Interim Implementation Body which began the implementation of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy and Action Plan 2022-2024. ​

Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy Consultation

​The Coordinating Body conducted a survey of people across the whole sector. The summary of survey results is provided below:​

 ​Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy Survey Findings   (886Kb)​​​

Workshops were also held around the state:

 Workshop 1 - Standards of Care and Training (PDF 2Mb)

 Workshop 2 - Volunteer Support and Culture (PDF 2Mb)

 Workshop 3 - Wildlife Rehabilitation Coordination (PDF 1Mb)

 Workshop 4 - Community Engagement  (PDF 1Mb)

 Workshop 5 - Recruitment, Retention and Succession Planning (PDF 2Mb)

Contact Wildlife Network Tasmania: ​

info@wildlifenetworktasmania.org.au ​