Welcome to Bats QLD
Who are we?
Bats QLD are a volunteer-run organisation who rescue, rehabilitate and release bats and micro-bats across the state of Queensland, Australia.
Find out who we are and what we do
Meet The Team
Paula has been working with wildlife for many years, but bats have become her passion. The most misunderstood mammal of Australia. Paula has taken on the roles in Bats Qld of Secretary, Vice President and Treasurer, sometimes all three positions at once, so has a good understanding of what needs to happen within a wildlife charity group and the many hours that need to be dedicated to keeping the group running.
Michele joined Bats QLD after she finished up working as a Wildlife Attendant at Australian Wildlife Experience. Retiring from Full Time work in 2013, Michele started working 3+ days a week at the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre, as well as being an active carer with Bats QLD. Michele has had various roles in Bats QLD from Shopkeeper, Committee Member, and Baby Bat Coordinator, as well as being heavily involved in Education & Training days for Bats QLD. Hand raising many orphaned Flying Foxes, as well as Macropods (Wallabies and Kangaroos), Michele is a very passionate wildlife carer dedicated to conservation.
Leanne has been involved in all aspects of bat care from rescue, rehabilitation, raising orphans, advocacy work, events, colony monitoring, education and more. Volunteering with bats has seen Leanne cover many roles including Secretary, Creche & Orphan Coordinator, Treasurer, Grants Officer, Social Media, Education & Events Coordinator, Public Relations and resident crazy bat lady!
Jeanette is a partner at accounting practice Fay & Redman, with over 20 years experience in public practice. This includes tax, super and small to medium business accounting. Jeanette is a member of CPA Australia and was recently designated as a fellow by them, the highest level of achievement for the organisation. Jeanette has previously...
Sharon’s first rescue/hand raising was a male BFF & female GHFF in 1988. Sharon is one of the 3 original members of Bat Rescue Gold Coast including past president and one of the 6 original members of Bats Qld. Sharon’s aviary has been used as pre-crèche since it was built and along with John and...
Tiia is an Australian/Finnish dual citizen with a BSc in Zoology and Ecology, specialising in Entomology. Tiia has worked as a Manager of the Cairns Night Zoo for 4 years and a Research Assistant for James Cook University and Wet Tropics Management Authority for 2 years. Now living on the Gold Coast, in between doing...
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