• MEMBERSHIP

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

  • VACCINATION

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

  • TRAINING

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

  • CARE PERMIT

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

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.

Equipment

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, a set of good pliers and bolt cutters, scissors. More extensive rescue equipment includes a foldable ladder, 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.