Australian koala on campusUQ's campuses are rich in native flora which attracts an abundance of wildlife.

What to do if you find injured wildlife on campus

If you find a sick, injured or orphaned native animal on campus:

  • Assess whether the animal needs rescuing. Young birds found on the ground are often still being cared for by their parents.  Unless it is in immediate danger or sick or injured, leave it alone.
  • Do not attempt to handle animals that may cause serious injury or disease, such as bats or snakes.
  • Pick up the animal with a towel or blanket if it is safe to do so and be careful to avoid being scratched or bitten.
  • Place the animal in a secure ventilated box lined with a towel or blanket.  All animals suffer from shock and require a dark, quiet environment.
  • Do not offer food or water as feeding an animal in shock can be fatal.
  • In the first instance, contact PF Assist ph 3365 2222, to report injured wildlife on campus.  There are staff who can co-ordinate and complete rescues on site during business hours. If on the Gatton Campus, take the animal to the UQ VETS Small Animal Hospital.
  • Otherwise, take the animal to the nearest veterinarian or contact the RSPCA or local wildlife carer organisation. 

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruely to Animals (RSPCA) 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)

Brisbane Area Rescue Network (BARN) 0404 056 06

Bat Conservation and Rescue  0488 228 134

Pelican and Seabird Rescue 0404 118 301

Reptile Rehabilitation QLD Inc.1300 878 903