Welcome to Wildlife Health Australia

Wildlife Health Australia (WHA) is the coordinating body for wildlife health in Australia. Our principal objectives are the protection and enhancement of the natural environment.

We link, inform and support people and organisations who work with or have an interest in wildlife health and provide leadership, coordination, technical advice, facilitation, communications and professional support. Our members form a network of government and private stakeholders to help better manage wildlife health and its potential impact on Australia’s environment, biodiversity, animal and human health, trade and tourism.

WHA has a strong One Health focus. Through our activities we help link the environment, animal health and public health sectors, government and non-government. We collect and disseminate information on wildlife health from across Australia through our programs and projects.

During health and disease incidents involving wildlife, our role is one of communication, coordination, linkage and the provision of technical information to assist response agencies and stakeholders. 

Find out more About Us.

Feel free to Contact Us to find out more.


WHA fact sheet: COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2 virus)
WHA fact sheet: Coronaviruses in Australian bats
New window icon WHA information: COVID-19 and bats
WHA position statement: Essential Wildlife Care Services during COVID-19
New window icon Australian Veterinary Association: COVID-19 info hub
New window icon World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) webpage on COVID-19, specifically Q&As and Expert Groups and Guidance
New window icon Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment: Domestic animals and COVID-19
New window icon Animal Health Committee Policy Statement on COVID-19 diagnostic testing and surveillance in animals
New window icon Australian Government Department of Health: Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert
National Wildlife Health Biosecurity Guidelines

Get Involved

Want to get involved, Become a Member.

Seen something unusual, Report an incident.

What to do if you find sick, injured or dead wildlife.

Find out more from WHA Fact Sheets.


Link to Surveillance Database

Access to the database is restricted to WHA surveillance program participants. 

Requests for data held in eWHIS may be submitted for specific projects.