Rescuing and Rehabilitating
Native Wildlife Since 1984

Fostering and Assistance for Wildlife Needing Aid

We would like to acknowledge the Wadandi and Bibulmun/Piblemen Traditional Custodians of the land that we live and work on, and pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future.

What We Do

F.A.W.N.A Inc (FAWNA) is a not for profit government approved wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisation for sick, injured and orphaned native fauna.

Operating in the south-west of Western Australia, FAWNA is entirely run by volunteers and administered by a committee elected annually at the Annual General Meeting by the members. To do this we rely almost entirely on public support. To get involved or find out more about our work, contact us today!

Latest News

FAWNA Rehabilitator/Vet Nurse Self Care Workshop

Saturday, 3rd August 2019 from 09:30-15:30
Busselton Community Resource Centre
21 Cammilleri Street, Busselton WA 6280

When we work in caring positions, particularly those that deal with animals, we need to be aware of the possible negative effects this may have on our lives – physically and emotionally .

Join FAWNA and presenters from Native ARC to understand the impact of our work and learn strategies to stay healthy and keep that enjoyment of what it is we love to do – care for animals who need our help.

Cost for FAWNA members is nil but if you would like to bring someone else along it is $10 (payable on the day).

Morning tea is included but it is BYO lunch.


Baby and native bird care training

Sunday, 4th August 2019
or call 0438 526 660
for further information

Support Us

Donate To FAWNA

All cash donations are very gratefully recieved and go towards rescue and rehabilitation equipment, native animal food supplies, medical supplies and by covering vet bills, and training opportunities.

Donations of $2.00 or more are Tax Deductible. A tax deductable receipt for your donation will be provided upon request. Donations can be either sent by mail or electronically transferred.

What to do if You Find Injured Wildlife

  1. Phone FAWNA on 0438 526 660 or the DBCA Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055.  Note the location, time of day and condition of the animal where you found it.
  2. Follow the advice from the call centre operator. They will put you in touch with the nearest wildlife rehabilitator that can take the animal into care.
  3. Contain the animal securely so that it does not injure itself further or injure you – use a towel or similar to pick it up and place in a secure, well ventilated box in a quiet, dark place. Do not feed the animal or give it water unless you have been advised to do so.
  4. Be careful of teeth, claws, beaks etc. when approaching and handling wildlife. Although injured, animals can be very dangerous when frightened or stressed.

If you have found a non-native or domestic animal that is injured or in trouble, contact the RSPCA on 1300 278 3589 or your local council/shire.


Become a Member

Anyone over the age of 16 years who is interested in Australian native animals and has a responsible and caring attitude can become a FAWNA member.

If you have skills or interests that you think can benefit FAWNA then please do contact us today!