Australia’s largest Mobile Wildlife Hospital was officially launched at a sell-out fundraiser event attended by over 200 donors, philanthropists, conservation organisations, entertainers and celebrity guests in Byron Bay on Thursday evening 26th November 2020.
A live auction of unique collectables including items signed by Chris Hemsworth, Iggy Pop, Pat Rafter, Tim Freedman and Bernard Fanning raised $50,000 for Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital’s ongoing operations.
The Mobile Wildlife Hospital is self-sufficient, equipped with solar power, satellite communications, its own water supply, waste storage, diagnostic, operating and patient recovery areas.
Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital will operate the $700,000 facility which can be driven to any wildlife crisis hotspot to treat, rehabilitate and care for native animals in distress. Ahead of Australia’s bushfire season, the need has never been greater.
Thank you to all of our partners, donors and supporters, without whom this momentous achievement would not have been possible.
WWF-Australia • WildArk • Global Wildlife Conservation • World Animal • Protection • Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife • Zoetis • Australian Seabird Rescue Inc • Seven Mile Brewing Co. • Byron Rangers • Ballina RSL Club Ltd • Amber Gillett Artist • Sanctuary Design Studio • Emery Surfboards • Dancing Barefoot Surfboards • Byron Music • Kim Michelle Toft – Artist • Leila Jeffreys • Splendour in the Grass • Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort • SPELL • Salumi Australia • Byron Bay Dive Centre • Bay Grocer • Three Blue Ducks • The Wildlife Twins • Brookfarm • Brookie’s Gin • Cool Runnings Micro Bars • SIPP INSTANT • BAYLATO Byron Bay • Bluesfest Byron Bay • Craig Parry Photography • The ACME Foundation • The Jelley Foundation • The Lion’s Share Fund Loke Foundation • Odonata • Medistar Australia • Dermcare Vet • The Knappick Foundation • Dominic Cronk • Adam and Simone Bennett-Smith