What to do with Wildlife

All ages

Over 100 people have attended this class


We’re lucky here in Australia to be blessed with so many forms of unique and amazing wildlife! RSPCA Victoria will help become a wildlife hero by teaching you important information about protecting our beautiful wildlife and how to help one if you find one in trouble. Topics covered include:

  • Providing emergency care for animals who have been hit by cars, including how to do a pouch check
  • Babies in Spring – how to tell the difference between different types of orphaned babies and how and when to assist them
  • How to recognise and help with heat stress in animals
  • Addressing injuries in reptiles
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What you will learn

  • How to provide emergency care for wildlife & some reptiles
  • How and when to assist orphaned wildlife
  • How to recognise and help with heat stress in animals

What you will get

  • Key knowledge about how to help our wildlife when they can't help themselves!

What to bring

  • None required

What to wear

N/a. This is a webinar.

Appropriate for

All ages. Members of the community wanting to help their local wildlife.

RSPCA Victoria

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Want to improve your animal skills? Looking for quality teaching by industry experts? Want real skills and training?

Whether you’re a pet owner or thinking of a career in animal care, RSPCA Victoria has a short course to extend your animal skills and understanding.

Designed to develop new skills for anyone dealing with animals; RSPCA short courses provide valuable access to industry experts and utilise quality resources and trainers in an informative and hands-on environment.

As the trusted name in animal welfare in Victoria, we understand what animals need, and what works and what doesn’t – and are keen to share our practical knowledge and skills with you through.


Gain professional skills. Learn about your pet. Or both!

Programs are tailored for those wanting to enter the animal industry or improve their skills within this field, as well as helping people to increase their skills with their own pets.

Hands-on experience is essential to understanding animals so you will have the chance to meet and work with – animals from our education team – as well as learn from industry experts and qualified trainers.

And of course, profits raised go towards supporting animal welfare projects. You’re helping animals while you learn to… help animals!

So book your course with us today.


About RSPCA Victoria

We are a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since this time, the RSPCA has become Australia's leading animal welfare charity.

Our community services include work in education, advocacy, animal care and protection. In Victoria, we operate nine animal Adoption Care Centres and one community pet care centre, providing refuge and care to more than 20,000 animals every year. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on community support to care for 'all creatures great and small'.  More than 90% of our funding is due to the generous support of the Victorian community.

For further information, visit www.rspcavic.org 

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4.6 (29 reviews)
05 October 2021What to do with Wildlife
Very warm presenters, and welcoming, lots of photos, but not aimed at a young audience. Children viewing need to be 12 and above.
25 September 2021What to do with Wildlife
Thanks for the presentation, our 7 year old enjoyed the session.
24 September 2021What to do with Wildlife
I'm 10yo, and found this course very interesting. Especially the part about fledglings. Would like to have some info on how to help reptiles though.
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Refund Policy

The following booking conditions apply:

  • If the Booking is cancelled more than 30 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, the full fee will be refunded;
  • If the Booking is cancelled 14 -30 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, 50% of the full fee will be refunded; and
  • If the Booking is cancelled less than 14 days prior to the date of delivery of the session/workshop, there will be no refund.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions

  • Participants must be 16 years or older (excluding Animal Career Discovery Day where this is 'Year 9 or above').
  • Program activities are conducted by RSPCA Victoria Education Officers and staff. RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to alter activities or cease programs should staff and participant safety be compromised.
  • Cancellation fees apply.
  • For safety reasons, participants must wear appropriate clothing and closed-in shoes. 
  • RSPCA Victoria reserves the right to cancel the class should minimum numbers not be met.  A full refund will apply in these circumstances. 


Participants will be involved in a range of hands-on activities visiting various parts of the Burwood East site. While the RSPCA takes all reasonable precautions to ensure the safety of participants, all participants enter at own risk.

By enrolling in these programs you acknowledge that you understand this disclaimer and release RSPCA (Victoria) and its employees, agents, volunteers and contractors from any liability whatsoever, to the extent permitted by law.

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