Native Wildlife Carers Grants

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Brisbane City Council's Native Wildlife Carers Grants provide financial assistance to groups and individuals involved in rehabilitating and releasing orphaned, sick and injured native wildlife originating from within the Brisbane City Council area.

Funding 

Funding amounts range from $500 to $5000.

Funding round dates

Applications for this grant are closed.

How to apply

For more information about the Native Wildlife Carers Grants, including how to apply, read the guidelines

Eligibility

An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or a registered native wildlife carer individual or organisation.

An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation or community group may also apply, auspiced by an incorporated not-for-profit organisation able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant's project.

Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals, or outstanding debts with Council.

Acquittal reports for successful applicants

If your application is successful you will be required to complete your project and submit an online acquittal form within 12 months of the grant approval notification.

Grant recipients with overdue acquittal reports are not eligible to apply for further grants.

If you believe your organisation may have an outstanding acquittal report from a project, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Grant recipients

The following Lord Mayor's Native Wildlife Carers Grants projects were approved in the financial year shown.

2023-24 grant recipients

The following Lord Mayor's Native Wildlife Carers Grants projects were approved in 2023-24 under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program.

Successful grant recipients receive funding towards rehabilitating Brisbane's native wildlife.

This table provides information on the Lord Mayor's Native Wildlife Carer Grants 2023-24 recipients including organisation names, project names and amount approved.
OrganisationProjectAmount approved
Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld IncReimbursement of consumables for the rehabilitation of bats and gliders.$5,000
Reptile Rehabilitation Qld IncReimbursement of vehicle expenses for the rescue of reptiles and amphibians for eight volunteers for 120 call outs within BCC LGA.$2,892
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables and vehicle use for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats and gliders.$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables for the rehabilitation of native birds.$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables for the rehabilitation of macropods, possums, and reptiles. $5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables for the rehabilitation of native birds. $5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables for the rehabilitation of native birds and possums.$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of vehicle use primarily for the rescue and transportation of Koalas.   Also assists with macropods, native birds, possums, bats and reptiles.$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables for the rehabilitation of bats, gliders, macropods, native birds and possums.  $5,000
Native Wildlife CarerProposed purchases of enclosures and humidicribs for the rehabilitation of bats and gliders.$4,314
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables purchased for the rehabilitation of native birds.$4,104
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumable items and proposed purchase of aviaries and incubator units for the rehabilitation of native birds. $3,982.75
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables and proposed purchase of enclosures for the rehabilitation of macropods and possums.$3,546
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables purchased, and vehicle use for the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native birds.$3,460
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables and vehicle use for the rescue and rehabilitation of bats and possums.$3,107
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables purchased for the rehabilitation of native birds.$1,690
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables for the rehabilitation of native birds, possums, reptiles and amphibians.$853
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement of consumables for the rehabilitation of native birds.$500

2022-23 grant recipients

The following Lord Mayor's Native Wildlife Carers Grants projects were approved in 2022-23 under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program.

Successful grant recipients receive funding towards rehabilitating Brisbane's native wildlife.

This table provides information on the Lord Mayor's Native Wildlife Carer Grants 2022-23 recipients including organisation names, project names and amount approved.
OrganisationProjectAmount approved
Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld IncReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000
Orphan Native Animal Rear and Release Association Incorp.Reimbursement for care of native wildlife$1,951
Reptile Rehabilitation Qld IncReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000
Wildlife Rescue QueenslandReimbursement for care of native wildlife$3,735
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$500
Native Wildlife CarerVehicle expense reimbursement and proposed purchases for the rescue of bats.$906.96
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$1,548.55
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$1,611.09
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$1,668.34
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife and the purchase of an ICU$2,412.46
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$3,983.84
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$4,099.05
Native Wildlife CarerConsumable items and Aviary$4,544.34
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife and proposed training.$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000
Native Wildlife CarerReimbursement for care of native wildlife$5,000

2021-22 grant recipients

The following Lord Mayo'rs Native Wildlife Carers Grants projects were approved in 2021-22 under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program. Successful grant recipients receive funding towards rehabilitating Brisbane's native wildlife.

This table provides information on the Lord Mayor's Native Wildlife Carer Grants 2021-22 recipients including organisation, project and the amount approved.
OrganisationProjectAmount approved
Bat Conservation and Rescue Qld Inc.Consumable items for the rehabilitation of bats3726.35
Kerry's Wildlife Rescue & Care IncConsumable items for the rehabilitation of macropods578.07
Orphan Native Animal Rear and Release Association IncConsumables items and the proposed purchase of a humidicrib for the rehabilitation of native wildlife2894.48
Native Wildlife CarerProposed purchase of aviaries for the rehabilitation of native birds5000
Native Wildlife CarerConsumables, vehicle kilometres and proposed purchase of a flight aviary for the rehabilitation of native birds5000
Native Wildlife CarerConsumable items and vehicle kilometres for the rehabilitation of native birds5000
Native Wildlife CarerConsumables and vehicle kilometres for the rehabilitation of native wildlife4659.97
Native Wildlife CarerConsumable items for the rehabilitation of native wildlife4123.57
Native Wildlife CarerConsumable items for the rehabilitation of native wildlife4063.26
Native Wildlife CarerConsumable items for the rehabilitation of native wildlife, including echidnas, bandicoots and gliders3723
Native Wildlife CarerVehicle kilometres for the rescue and rehabilitation of native wildlife3515.76
Native Wildlife Carer

Consumable items and vehicle kilometres for the rehabilitation of native wildlife

3511.65
Native Wildlife CarerConsumable items for the rehabilitation of native wildlife3250
Native Wildlife CarerConsumable items for the rehabilitation of native birds and proposed purchase of aviaries3127.21
Native Wildlife CarerConsumables items, vehicle kilometres and proposed purchase of rescue equipment for the rehabilitation of possums and native birds1905.6
Native Wildlife CarerConsumables and vehicle kilometres travelled for the rehabilitation of native wildlife1824.77
Native Wildlife CarerConsumable items for the rehabilitation of native wildlife1766.22
Native Wildlife CarerConsumable items for the rehabilitation of native wildlife836.77
Native Wildlife CarerProposed purchase of an incubator for the rehabilitation of possums and gliders825
Native Wildlife CarerProposed purchase of a net enclosure for orphaned flying foxes and micro bats500

2020-21 grant recipients

The following Native Wildlife Carers Grants projects were approved in 2020-21 under the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program. Successful grant recipients receive funding towards rehabilitating Brisbane's native wildlife.

This table provides information on the Native Wildlife Carers Grants 2020-21 recipients including organisation, project and amount approved.
OrganisationProjectAmount approved
Royal Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (Queensland) LimitedSoft crates and koala beds$5000
Orphan Native Animal Rear & Release Association Inc.Educational brochures, signage and consumable items$3677.75
Kerrys Wildlife Rescue And Care IncVehicle mileage proportional to the native wildlife rehabilitated from the Brisbane City Council area$2029.44
Native Wildlife Carer Nesting boxes, consumables items and vehicle mileage proportional to the native wildlife rehabilitated from the Brisbane City Council area$5000
Native Wildlife Carer Flight aviary for the rehabilitation and soft release of birds from the Brisbane City Council area$3910
Native Wildlife Carer Aviary, cages and release boxes for the rehabilitation of native wildlife from the Brisbane City Council area$2072.48
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable items and vehicle mileage proportional to the native wildlife from the Brisbane City Council area$5000
Native Wildlife Carer Release aviary for the rehabilitation of native wildlife from the Brisbane City Council area$1112
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items$5000
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items $5000
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items $5000
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable items and vehicle mileage proportional to the native wildlife from the Brisbane City Council area$4954.52
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items $3898.71
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable items and vehicle mileage proportional to the native wildlife from the Brisbane City Council area$2785.67
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable items and vehicle mileage proportional to the native wildlife from the Brisbane City Council area$2000
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items $2515.63
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items $2323.52
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items $869.32
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items $829.07
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items $700
Native Wildlife Carer Consumable Items $660

More information

For more information, and before you commence your application.

  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888 to enquire about this grant program.

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Last updated: 4 December 2023

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