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
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.
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.