What is ANARRA
The Australian Native Animals Rescue and Rehabilitation Association (ANARRA) group was formed in the early 1990’s in response to the growing need for rescuers and carers for injured, orphaned and sick wildlife in the Gympie, Wide Bay region, and Fraser Coast.
With a growing population and ramped up clearing for development, wildlife is increasingly coming to grief through loss of habitat, vehicle strikes, attacks by domestic animals and disease.
To Rescue, Rehabilitate And Release Sick, Injured Or Orphaned Native Wildlife In The Gympie/Wide Bay Region and Fraser Coast
ANARRA is a not for profit association which operates throughout the Gympie / Wide Bay Region and Fraser Coast in Queensland.
The group trains members to rescue and care for injured and orphaned native wildlife. Our volunteer members are educated and supported in best practice wildlife care, rehabilitation and release techniques.
All ANARRA Wildlife Carers operate under a permit issued by the Qld Department of Environment and Science.
ANARRA undertakes community awareness activities to educate the wider community about everyday actions that improve the health of wildlife in our region including responsible pet ownership, use of wildlife friendly fencing, rehabilitating wildlife habitat and slowing down when driving particularly from dusk until dawn.
The association currently has a number of experienced members who care for wildlife in their own homes, including one carer with several enclosures for larger macropods. All carers have housing, cages or enclosures for the wildlife in their care, plus medical supplies, food and the equipment needed for each species cared for. ANARRA Carers are covered under a Rehabilitation Permit issued by the Department of Environment and Science.
A Place Where Wildlife Finds the help they need
ANARRA President Paula Rowlands and husband David have been involved with wildlife rescue for the last 30 years. The Rowlands’ have established a wildlife refuge at 288 Greendale Rd, Glastonbury, a 40 ha property adjacent to the Glastonbury State Forest.
You can make a difference
Rescuing and caring for wildlife is costly and ongoing. ANARRA employs no staff. All our members volunteer their time and resources to rescuing and caring for wildlife. Your donation will contribute to the costs of food, rescue and rehabilitation equipment and medical supplies and is greatly appreciated.
Please, send your donation to
ANARRA Public Fund – BSB 064416 – Account number 10596693
Include your name as the reference and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like a receipt for tax deduction.
What to do if you find an injured native animal or bird
If you have found wildlife that needs assistance, click on the link below for basic rescue information and call ANARRA on 5484 9111 for advice or to arrange for a rescuer to attend.
Have You found an injured native animal?
Each species is different and might need specific way to be rescued. If you are not trained, please do not touch the animal and contact us directly by phone or email. You can find all ways to contact us in our contacts section.