Any bat found by itself during daytime away from the camp, especially when on the ground, will need help as they are likely injured or sick. Never touch or handle a bat unless you are a trained rescuer and are vaccinated against Rabies! Typical rescue scenarios are fruit netting or barbed wire entanglements as well as ground finds due to car collisions or altercations with pets.

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


    Get Rabies vaccinated and have a titre test done to confirm your levels are within the protective range … LEARN MORE


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


    Obtain your care permit endorsement, which allows you to rescue and care for bats under the BatsQLD wildlife permit … ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

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When are rescues happening

Rescues are happening all year round with the busiest time being the summer months. Rescue calls can come in 24/7 and are answered by our dedicated hotline operators, who then allocate the call to an available rescuer.

Time Commitment

A rescue usually takes 1-3 hours to complete and includes driving to the rescue site, executing the rescue and transporting the animal to a wildlife hospital, vet or trauma carer.


Rescuers generally need to have their own car or means of transportation. Basic rescue equipment includes a transport basket or carrier cage, welding gloves, towels, scissors, a set of good pliers and bolt cutters. More extensive rescue equipment includes a foldable ladder and an extension pole with catch net … some of which can be loaned from BatsQLD.

More details will be provided in our dedicated Rescue Workshops … check-out upcoming trainings.