Helping Bats In Distress

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 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.





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Adopt a Bat

During birthing season (October-December), Bat Rescue members rear many flying-fox babies which have been orphaned. It costs our volunteer carers more than $100 for each baby for milk formula and food until release (around March/April).
Adopting an orphan assists us to cover costs. In return you will receive a personal baby profile, a mid-season progress update – and a warm fuzzy feeling for supporting a worthy cause!

To Adopta Bat, click the ‘Make a Donation’ button below that will direct you to the secure PayPal site.
Specify Orphan in the PAYMENT FOR box.

Alternatively, download the Adopta Bat form Adopta Bat form which can be submitted via post along with a one-off cheque (Australia only) or money order payment.

A share in our annually featured ‘syndicate’ baby is also available for as little as $5.00.

Any amount is very much appreciated.

You can donate through PayPal here:

or, if you prefer to donate through direct deposit, here are our details:

Bat Rescue Inc, Westpac Bank
BSB: 034 204
Acc #: 222356

Donations over $2.00 to Bat Rescue Inc are tax deductible.