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Barossa Wildlife Rescue

We believe everything with a heart beat deserves a chance at life. We will give anything a go.

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About BWR

Barossa Wildlife Rescue (BWR) is a wildlife rescue group from the Barossa Valley founded and led by Rose Brooks, a registered wildlife career in Lyndoch, South Australia.

As a little tacker Rose was forever bringing home injured or orphaned animals to look after. 17 years ago she was given her first joey to raise, named Bunty. A farmer had found this little joey in the pouch of the mother kangaroo that was deceased on the side of the road and Rose was able to hand raise Bunty.  Since then Rose has been caring for other injured or orphaned wildlife such as possums, echidnas, kangaroos, koalas, birds …  if it has a heartbeat, it is worth a go!

The BWR averages 485 rescues or callouts each year – most of them we have been able to nurse back to health and either release back in the wild or find a home for them at other homes or wildlife sanctuaries.


Latest News

Morning All,Always more little birds coming in for care and also a Brushtail Possum with stress related mange has come in for treatment from the Gawler Animal Hospital.Theresa and I have had some success in the treating of this but if really bad Euthanasia is the kindest outcome for the possums.While being a quiet time of the year for incoming wildlife to BWR, we find ourselves taking on orphaned farm animals .This keeps our younger volunteers interested in caring and nurturing the little blighters!Our roving grader driver brought in a couple of little kids found beside a deceased Mum up near the Riverland and a Williamstown family found two newly born Lambs without their Mother and got them quickly in for care.All boy’s might I say in a strictly Girl environment. Or so I pretend!! I will have payback in a month or so when they will be docked and tailed!Sami and Kelsey sure had fun yesterday when they decided to try their skill at putting nappies on all of them! I spent the afternoon picking up the discarded ones. Hope their human mothering skills are a lot better later on in life. A masked Barn Owl has been found on the Sturt Highway after being run over three times. I tell you I am buying three lottery tickets on Saturday if this big guy survives! Cheers for now Rose and the Team. ... See MoreSee Less
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How You Can Help


Rose Brooks – 0402 646 574

If you can’t reach Rose, please ring 0421 774 377. This will call one of our carers Kelsey.