Small but mighty – what they lack in size, they make up in diversity.

    Sign up for Active Membership with BatsQLD … COMPLETE THE MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM


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    Attend our workshops to learn all the essentials … CHECK OUT UPCOMING WORKSHOPS


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When do microbats come into care

Microbats need our help all year round with the busiest time being the summer months when microbat babies come into care in addition to injured adults, and a quieter time during winter when microbats are less active.

Time Commitment

Looking after adult microbats requires about 1-2 hours per day and can be easily managed when you are working full-time, while raising orphaned microbat babies is very time intensive and requires around-the-clock care.


For adult rehab you will require a soft meshed enclosure, some small food and water dishes and a good supply of mealworms, as well as a scale that can handle small weights. Raising orphaned microbat babies requires additional equipment like heated and humidified incubators and items for support feeding as well as specialised formula.

More details will be provided in the Microbat Workshop … check-out upcoming trainings … or in one-on-one sessions with our Microbat Coordinator.