The WHA Head Office is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Each of Australia's States and Territories has a Wildlife Health Australia (WHA) Coordinator. WHA Coordinators are your first point of contact for reporting wildlife disease events. Click on the "+" to expand the box to find out their contact details. Alternatively you can download the WHA Coordinator contact list by clicking on the PDF document link below.
If you see any unusual signs of disease or deaths in wildlife you can report it to:
Your State/Territory WHA Coordinator
the 24 hour Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on freecall 1800 675 888*
your local veterinarian
the Department of Primary Industries or Agriculture in the State/Territory in which the event is occurring/occurred.
Please complete the Wildlife Incident Submission Form and provide to your WHA coordinator to help them determine the level of response.
The care of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife must be referred to an authorised wildlife rehabilitation organisation or veterinarian. See Links to 'injured wildlife' under contact details for your local State/Territory Environment Representative
* The Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline is a toll-free telephone number that connects callers to the relevant state or territory officer to report concerns about any potential emergency disease situation. Anyone suspecting an emergency disease outbreak should use this number to get immediate advice and assistance.
*Wildlife disease investigations by veterinary practitioners may be eligible for funding support though the National Significant Disease Investigation Program (NSDI) .