Australia Wildlife Hospital

Company : Fronteering
Activity: Animal Volunteer Projects
Country: Australia
Location : Queensland, Australia
Duration: 4 weeks to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 1250 to 2000 $ Dollars (US)

Join us now and have this fantastic opportunity to volunteer, rehabilitate and rescue Native Australian Wildlife at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo! This is the largest and busiest wildlife rehabilitation facility of its kind in the world and part of the Irwin’s legacy!

You will join a team of dedicated wildlife professionals to provide ‘first-class care for sick, injured and orphaned animals’ that enter the facility on a weekly basis. You’ll work alongside experienced animal keepers as you assist them with the husbandry and care related duties of the animals, including Koalas - there may also be some guest related activities included within the designated duties. 

Providing an environment which is conducive to their recovery and rehabilitation is crucial, so there is minimal to no animal contact involved.  You will however be rewarded with the satisfaction of knowing that these animals will have the greatest opportunity to be released back into their natural habitat.

If you are passionate about wildlife care, are hardworking, physically fit and motivated, then this project is perfect for you! Volunteers play a key role at the Wildlife Hospital! Although the work can be physically demanding and is by no means an ‘easy holiday option’, being a volunteer at the largest & busiest wildlife hospital in the world is undoubtedly a truly rewarding and unique experience

This Is Why

  • Volunteer at Steve Irwin’s Australia zoo’s Wildlife Hospital! the largest and busiest purpose-built facility of its kind in the world and part of Steve Irwin’s legacy!!
  • Share your love and passion for wildlife by helping the dedicated team that cares for Australian native wildlife.
  • Fantastic opportunity to explore the Sunshine Coast of Australia on your days off, as well as the world-famous Australia Zoo, where there are many opportunities for up close native wildlife experiences.
  • New Culture and Traditions

Start Dates

All Year Round!

Costs / Benefits

4 week 1,495 US$
5 weeks 1,795 US$
6 weeks 1,995 US$

• Awesome opportunity to volunteer at a Wildlife Hospital in Australia - the largest & busiest purpose-built facility of its kind in the world. Gain experience in the care of Australian native wildlife.
• Share your endless love and passion for wildlife by assisting the dedicated team provide husbandry and care related duties of these animals, including Koalas
• Fantastic opportunity to visit the famous Australia Zoo, explore Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast – from the amazing beaches to the beautiful nature of the Sunshine Coast hinterlands.


• Required to commit to a minimum of 4 weeks. No smoking, alcohol or drugs are allowed on at the project. High level of maturity and professionalism and must be 18 years and older. High proficiency/understanding of the English language and effective communication skills
• Strong work ethics are required: reliability, responsibility, honesty, a good sense of humor, dependability, and being both physically and mentally fit/prepared for all work/tasks. Also, must be confident, friendly, energetic and enthusiastic. Don’t mind getting your hands dirty for a cause – understanding role and importance of all tasks.
• No animal allergies. A love and passion for animals and some overall experience of caring for an animal is a must!
• Punctual - Available and able to work at the agreed times and days, regardless of weather conditions (Severe weather events excluded)
• Must read and agree to abide by all guidelines, procedures, policies and ethics.
• Well-presented and able to interact appropriately.
• Must be able to work independently and within a team environment!
• Able to listen to and follow instructions
• Please be reminded as well that all guidelines, policies and procedures will be outlined in supporting documents provided to all successful applicants before arrival. These will be overviewed during your first day induction by an experienced member of the Wildlife Hospital team. The project’s coordinator will also be able to answer any questions or queries prior to and during your placement if required.

Booking / Enquiry

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