HELPING BATS IN DISTRESS
If you find an injured bat, or one that is on the ground or hanging alone by itself during the day, DO NOT TOUCH IT, and keep children and domestic pets away. A very small percentage of bats can carry a rabies-related virus which can only be transmitted to humans through a bite or deep scratch.
Any wild animal that is injured or frightened can be defensive, so it is essential that you immediately seek the help of a specialised wildlife service which has trained and vaccinated rescuers available.
While we welcome questions and enquiries, please do not email us for urgent assistance or rescue advice as we cannot guarantee a prompt response. We ask you to immediately contact your nearest wildlife service or animal welfare organisation (e.g. RSPCA) by telephone. You'll find phone numbers at the left of the page.
The following link may be helpful: Fauna Search (Nation-wide database of Australian wildlife rescue and rehabilitation organisations)