Bats Qld (Flying Foxes & Microbats) Inc. is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organisation founded in 2010. With the help of about 200 members, we RESCUE, REHABILITATE and RELEASE Flying Foxes and Microbats across South East Queensland (Gold Coast to Brisbane area) Australia, as well as EDUCATE the general public about their importance.

Here at Bats Qld, our primary goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and release any orphaned or injured Flying Foxes or Microbats that need our help.

The second goal which is just as important is to educate the young and old on the importance of Flying Foxes in our ecosystem along with dispelling the myths that have always surrounded these amazing mammals.

Bats Qld is dedicated to:

  • Providing education and information to the general public
  • Active conservation of Flying Foxes and Microbats and their habitat
  • The promotion of bats as a very important part of our ecology
  • The rehabilitation and release of bats back to the wild
  • The rescue of sick, injured & orphaned bats

To help achieve this in a professional manner Bats Qld are aiming to establish an education centre which will be a valuable resource for our community.


Meet Our Committee

Hannah out in nature.



There is nothing Hannah likes more than changing people's views of bats and having them walk away with a positive experience!

Bat Carer Gold Coast



Paula has been working with wildlife for many years, but bats have become her passion. The most misunderstood mammal of Australia...




Nerolie has been with BatsQld since 2019 and is actively involved in rescues, transport, rehabilitation and managing our online database.




Jeanette is a partner at the accounting practice Fay & Redman, with over 20 years experience in public practice.

BatsQLD Rescuer


Adult Rehab Coordinator

Joanie has had a love and compassion for wildlife from as far back as her memory can take her.

Bat Rescuer Gold Coast


Events Coordinator

Of all the wildlife Mark has cared for, bats have an extra special spot.




Chris is retired and she wanted to work for something she loved and animals came first!




Ane is involved in rescues and rehabilitation of Flying Foxes and Microbats.

Our Animal Coordinators

Bat Rescuer SEQ


Orphan Coordinator

Rhiannon has always loved the bushland and its animals ever since she was a kid. She would wonder the bush and make friends with the animals

BatsQLD Rescuer


Adult Rehab Coordinator

Joanie has had a love and compassion for wildlife from as far back as her memory can take her.

Microbat Rescuer Gold Coast


Microbat Coordinator

In 2017 Meng embarked on the journey as a wildlife rescuer and carer. She loves the weird and wonderful, not the cute and fluffy.

Bats QLD Policies and Code of Practice