Wildlife Health Australia Gift Fund

WHA maintains a gift fund of donations that are made to support its environmental endeavours. The WHA Gift Fund receives donations primarily from members and the public.  

Donations received will be used for purposes that align with the WHA Vision and Mission, and will  be used to support outcomes that protect and enhance the natural environment.

Some categories for projects that can be funded through the WHA Gift Fund include: 

    • Support and address wildlife health issues
    • Supporting Indigenous or community wildlife health initiatives
    • Student sponsorship and/or scholarship



If you would like to support WHA and donate to the gift fund, donations can be made here: https://wildlifehealthaustralia.com.au/Support-Us/Donate


Grants 2024/2025

Grant opportuniites for 2024/2025 are currently under review. When grant opportuniites are open, they will be shared with members and the public through our social media channels, or please check back here for further details.


Previously Funded Projects Cats on Country: Indigenous Translation
An Indigenous elder speaking to children in front of a camp fire.

Through the WHA Gift Fund, we’ve been able to support the work of the organisation Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) by providing funds to translate an important animated education resource that promotes controlling cats on aboriginal lands from hunting native animals and unchecked breeding. The translation was into the Arrernte language, which enabled AMRRIC to target the resource to a large language group across Central and Northern Australia.

See the Cats on Country Video: https://www.amrric.org/literacylevel/literacylevel1/view/cats-on-country-animation/

WHA's donation also supported educational tools for children, including the felt cat mats (image below)

Teacher and children sitting cross-legged in front of the educational felt cat.



Grant to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Saves Lives
Andrew, Julien and Erin standing in front of the donated humidifier.

Wildlife Health Australia opened it’s first grants program in 2023 to distribute funds that
were kindly donated by members of the public to deserving recipients doing great work supporting Australia’s precious wildlife. Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world, admitting 14,000 animals a year, and providing an invaluable service free- of-charge to the community.

In 2023, the Hospital listed its most urgent need was for an Intensive Care Unit humidi-crib (ICU) to help treat rescued wildlife. The team from Wildlife Health Australia’s Gift Fund assessed this application for funds and enabled the purchase the ICU for Currumbin. The Unit was placed in the hospital’s busy Triage Room and has been used non-stop over Summer to warm, stabilise and support rescued wildlife brought in for treatment.

Read more about the outcomes of how donations saved lives here:https://wildlifehealthaustralia.com.au/Portals/0/NewsRoom/MediaReleases/2024_Grant_Currumbin.pdf


Donation of important resource books to eight wildlife clinics
"Therapy in Medicine of Australian Mammals" book, and WHA stickers and brochures.

In 2023, public donations to the WHA Gift Fund enabled the purchase of an important resource book for eight wildlife clinics.   The book "Current Therapy in Medicine of Australian Mammals", edited by Larry Vogelnest and Timothy Portas, is a clinically oriented book, with an emphasis on practical content with easy-to-use reference material. 

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koala snuggled with its baby in tree
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