Flying Foxes in Focus

While the Black-headed and Grey-headed species of Flying Fox share similarities in habitat and behaviour, their conservation statuses underline the urgent need for targeted conservation efforts. The Grey-headed Flying Fox is classified as “Vulnerable” on the NSW Threatened Species List, attributed to a significant decline in its population due to habitat loss, climate change, and […]

Wildlife hospitals are critical for the survival of Australian native animals

Photo: Peter Frare Australia has some of the world’s most unique and diverse wildlife.  Among approximately 11 million species worldwide, it is estimated that there are approximately 570,000 in Australia.  Kangaroos, emus, platypuses, echidnas, cockatoos, kookaburras, koalas, wombats, dolphins, whales, snakes, lizards, and eagles are among the most iconic species inhabiting Australia. Along with hundreds […]

Aquila the Wedge-tailed eagle has returned to the skies

A Wedge-tailed eagle patient being treated by wildlife vets

“It takes a village to raise a child.” (Nigerian/Kenyan proverb) Saving wildlife is a collaborative effort requiring care, compassion, skill and teamwork. ‘Aquila’ is a young Wedge-tailed eagle patient of Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital. She was rescued weak and underweight in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales by Melanie Barsony, a WIRES wildlife rehabilitator, […]

Our Wildlife Hospital is expanding with new recovery facilities

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital has announced new facilities to extend its capacity to recover and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned wildlife for return to the wild. Co-located at Byron Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (formerly the Macadamia Castle), the 450 square metre Wildlife Recovery Area features large enclosures for birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. There is also office space and […]

National Trail Walker and fundraiser Trinity Mattocks Visits Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital

We are constantly humbled by the support we receive from the community. In June, we were contacted by Trinity Mattocks who let us know that she was walking from Cooktown, Queensland to Healesville, Victoria to raise money for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital. The National Trail is Australia’s premier long-distance trekking route and stretches an incredible […]

We’ve treated over 5000 wildlife patients and counting.

As the only all-species wildlife hospital in NSW outside of Taronga Wildlife Hospitals, our expert vet team sees up to 100 birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians every week. Since opening over three years ago, we’ve treated over 5000 sick, injured and orphaned native animals. Over that time we have built a body of work that […]

WildAid 2023 Raises Almost $100,000 To Save Wildlife​

Over 1,000 people helped raise almost $100,000 to help save wildlife at the inaugural WILD AID on Saturday 21st October at The Green Room Byron Bay.  Tex Perkins and his band, The Cruel Sea, treated us to an ecstatic performance packed with hits as headliners. Jez Mead, Loose Content, Adalita and MC Arj Barker rounded […]

Bushfires are burning in Australia. We’re ready to help save wildlife.

A bearded dragon in veterinary care

Bushfires are already burning well ahead of what is predicted to be a scorching summer. There is clear and present danger to people, property, pets, livestock and our wildlife. Yet there is still no documented emergency plan to help wildlife impacted by bushfires. Three billion animals died in the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020. We […]

Our work saving orphaned wildlife is gaining global attention

On 10th August 2023, Getty Images Photojournalist and Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Wildlife Ambassador James D. Morgan published these incredible photos and video footage of our Senior Veterinary Nurse Louise Napoli feeding an orphaned Red-necked wallaby patient. The 190-day-old marsupial was rescued after being separated from its mother who was hit by a car. The tiny macropod suffered severe […]