Every one of us can be wildlife friendly. Please start by saving our number into your phone.

Some fun activity ideas include:

  • Plant a garden: herb garden, veggie garden, fruit trees, native trees.
  • Encourage wildlife to your backyard: build a pond, a bee hotel or a frog hotel.
  • Explore your backyard: set off on foot and learn something new about the flora and fauna in your neighbourhood.
  • Learn about recyclables: don’t know where to start? Start in your household by separating all types of waste. Eg bin each for recyclables, greens, landfill & soft plastics. Contact your local council for further info.
  • Make a compost bin.
  • Learn about the importance of pollination.
  • Build and install a nest box.
  • Replace barbed wire and inappropriate fruit netting.
  • Clean local waterways.
  • Avoid the use of poisons.

There are some really practical things you can do, requiring very little effort, as you will see from our informative articles and fact sheets.

Taking care on the roads

We urge you all to take responsibility for our native wildlife and suggest the following tips, especially when travelling in the holiday season:

  • Drive slowly and carefully, especially at dusk and dawn.
  • Remain with an injured animal and call us immediately on 0266724789.
  • Remove dead animals off the road (providing it is safe to do so).
  • Do not approach flying foxes, reptiles or koalas.

24 Hour Hotline

Our hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week for all wildlife emergencies in the Tweed Shire.

(02) 6672 4789

Please do not email reports of sick and injured wildlife as our emails are not monitored continually. For non-urgent enquiries, and to become a member, please email committee@tvwc.org.au.