The purpose of the program is to provide funding to support wildlife rehabilitators (including community wildlife carer organisations, veterinarians, animal hospitals, zoos, local shelter operators and foster carers), to rescue, treat and rehabilitate wildlife impacted by bushfires and return them into suitable natural environments or otherwise take care of them. It will also support actions to preserve at-risk populations of threatened species impacted by destruction of their habitat through bushfire. The investment will also build organisational and carer capacity and preparedness to respond to future emergencies.

The ‘Close Date & Time’ has been extended to 5:00pm 30 June 2021.

Updated Grant Opportunity Guidelines available.


You must be one of the organisations identified in Appendix A of the guidelines. You must also be invited to apply for a grant, have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have an account with an Australian financial institution.

Total Amount Available (AUD):

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $5,000.00 to $1,000,000.00
Instructions for Application Submission:

Submit your application and any required attachments to marking it ‘For Attn: Bushfire Recovery Implementation Team, BCD.’

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