Mother’s Day Love for this orphaned Pademelon

Sometimes a mother’s love is found in unexpected places. Melon is an orphaned Pademelon joey, whose mother was killed after having been hit by a car. A caring and astute member of the public checked the mother’s pouch to find Melon alive. She was presented to Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital, where she received expert treatment […]

After a year in care, Hot Dog the Green sea turtle returns to his ocean home

a veterinarian holding a Green sea turtle

In 2022 Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital treated 194 threatened species patients. 56% of these were returned to their carer or recorded as released into the wild. Among the patients we’ve treated and returned to care are Green sea turtles, classified as vulnerable in New South Wales. We are delighted to share this inspirational video of […]

The Fine Art of Imping An Owl

Imping donor feathers to injured birds is a real art. The practice involves joining a donor feather to the shaft of a broken feather with wooden dowels and glue. When the bird moults, the donor feathers fall out. The donor feathers have to be the right size, and the dowels shaved to fit precisely inside the […]

Government funding to support injured wildlife in the Northern Rivers

 Injured wildlife in the Northern Rivers region will be better supported, with funding earmarked by the NSW Government for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital.  Duty MLC for Northern Rivers Ben Franklin said that $6 million had been set aside for four years for the hospital to provide expert veterinary care for injured, diseased, orphaned and displaced […]

Wildlife to receive veterinary care seven days a week

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Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital has increased its operating hours to seven days a week to extend expert veterinary care for injured, sick, and orphaned native animals. “Critically injured wildlife can’t wait until the next business day to receive medical treatment for injuries and illness,” said Foundation Veterinarian Dr Bree Talbot. “They commonly present with injuries from impact […]

Southern Cross Credit put their money where their heart is

We’re thrilled to announce a 3-year partnership with Southern Cross Credit Union. “It is important for Southern Cross Credit Union to get involved in the projects that matter to those in our community, “ said SCCU CEO Stewart Edwards during a recent visit, pictured above at left with Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Founder and CEO Dr Stephen Van Mil. […]

NRMA Releases Wildlife Road Safety Report

The NRMA has released its Wildlife Road Safety Report which includes sobering statistics on impact collisions between Australian motorists and native animals. The report highlights the NRMA’s efforts to conserve biodiversity and protect wildlife through its sponsorship of Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital’s Wildlife Car Rescue Kits, available for purchase this summer.

It costs $555 to keep wildlife alive. Please donate today.

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital needs urgent donations to help sustain our life-saving work for injured, sick and orphaned Australian wildlife. It costs an average of $555 to provide an initial consult, anaesthesia, X-rays, fluid therapy and hospitalisation for an individual wildlife patient. We do all of this work free of charge. It’s not right to […]

We’re celebrating our second birthday!

It’s been a wild ride, and we’re thrilled to have treated over 3500 wildlife patients since we opened our doors two years ago. Please enjoy our highlights reel!