Our Work | Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

Our Work

Mobile Hospital

No ordinary veterinary hospital

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital is no ordinary veterinary hospital. We’ve brought together the best wildlife veterinarians in the country to provide urgent care to threatened and injured Australian animals.

Regrettably the bushfires that scorch Australia galvanize the world’s attention. According to WWF Australia, over three billion native animals were killed in the catastrophic Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20. Whole populations of our most precious creatures were decimated, often because expert wildlife medical care was not available.

Prior to the bushfires, two Australian veterinarians with a passion for wildlife, Dr. Stephen Van Mil and Dr. Evan Kosack had conceived the plan for a wildlife hospital like none before…one that could go where the injured animals are…and so the Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital was born!

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital operates from a customised semi-trailer sized veterinary hospital that can be rushed to wherever the wildlife emergency is. Through a planned national rollout, we can facilitate response to treat injured and traumatised native animals, and avoid the suffering our precious wildlife endure during crises events like bushfires. We operate full-time veterinary services for wildlife year round from our base in Byron Bay, working in collaboration with wildlife care groups to provide expert care for native animals impacted by diseases, habitat loss, traffic, urbanisation and pollution.

BBWH Ethical and Animal Welfare Charter V2


The Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital will be constantly evolving, and we would love for you to be part of the journey! Our calendar will be chock full of innovative preservation, conservation, education and fundraising events all aimed at helping Australia’s precious wildlife.

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Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital Events

Byron Bay Wildlife Hospital's mission is to conserve, protect and ensure positive welfare outcomes for Australian wildlife through treatment, rehabilitation, research and education. To help achieve this, we coordinate events throughout the year to engage with people who are as passionate about wildlife as we are. Currently, we have no scheduled events but when do do, this is where you'll find details including how to register!


Volunteers Wanted!

Volunteer Positions

We need many volunteers to help us deliver our mission #forthewildlife! To express your interest or to enquire about the kind of volunteer positions available, please contact us at volunteer@byronbaywildlifehospital.org to discuss your availability and the type of skills you can help us with on a voluntary basis.


Please be aware that we are NOT currently seeking any professional help with animal care at this time. Join our mailing list if you would like to be notified when these opportunities arise.

Thank you so much for your time and interest in joining the team!

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Contact The Hospital
T. 1300 WILDLIFE (1300 945 354)
E. info@byronbaywildlifehospital.org
A. 419 Hinterland Way, Knockrow, NSW 2479

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Bundjalung Nation on which we live, play and work, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders past, present and emerging.