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Welcome to Possumwood

Possumwood Wildlife is a self-funded facility established by Prof. Steve Garlick and Dr. Rosemary Austen, that helps with the recovery of severely injured and traumatised native animals and undertakes engagement and research to learn more about the behaviour of these unique animals. 


The work done at the recovery centre and fully equipped licensed veterinary hospital is made possible by private donations. The facility relies on voluntary staff, including veterinary nurses and a visiting veterinarian and takes in around 400 to 500 injured, ill or orphaned wild animals each year. 

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Get involved

Make a donation

Give monthly or give once to help rescue and care for wildlife.

Buy supplies

Directly get food and essential products for the rescued animals.

Shop our merch

Get our wildlife design products.

All proceeds go to the rescue.

Give your time

If you have a genuine love of wild animals and are keen to see them recover from serious injury, trauma and illness you may wish to become a volunteer.

At times work can be mundane and onerous but there is always a few in-care wild animals to keep you company along the way. 

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