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Tiffanie Nilsen
· January 30, 2018
Have a previous good experience with A.R.C but today I have been waiting for with duck for 45 minutes that has been attacked by some sort of animal. Not impressed.
Diana Manister
· December 5, 2017
I tried to donate a custom amount but kept getting an error code. I verified my registration. Diana - USA
Treeni Bracey
· November 20, 2017
Thankyou so much for your quick response with a baby flying fox we found in our back yard early this morning. Leslie was fantastic!
Anne Fitzgerald
· January 29, 2018
Thank you for your assistance tonight. Very helpful.
Yvonne Marie Brown
· November 30, 2017
Been looking for a worthy cause� I'm sure I've found it!
Amanda Thomson
· January 31, 2016
Thank you so much for coming to the rescue so quickly of a red belly black snake who found his way into our garage. You guys are the best!
Jayne Mateljan
· August 21, 2016
Thank you to Julie, Simone and Ali for all your help this week. I had a terribly sick possum that needed help. ARC carers were the most supportive and caring people I've ever met.
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Wendy Watts
· December 28, 2015
Fantastic response! Thankyou so much Natalie Finch for your support and advice about what actions to take with with 'little lost bird'!! Couldn't wish for a better Service in helping the community to our precious wildlife until they arrive!! Thanks again!! See More
Rina Russell
· March 15, 2017
Thank you so much for coming so promptly to remove a diamond python from my bird aviary this morning.
Michelle Brereton
· January 24, 2016
Having met about half of the volunteers and carers so far, I am honoured to be a part of a group who care about our beautiful wildlife as much as hey do!
Shane Hunter
· September 7, 2015
What a great bunch of people. A big thank you to Helen for coming and picking up a cuckoo shrike who's mother was hit by a car this afternoon.
Narelle Cass
· January 23, 2017
Wonderful service to help our injured/ orphaned native birds and animals. Thank you for everything you all do!
Terry Fotopoulos
· January 5, 2017
Very helpful, very caring people.
When my time comes, I'm leaving the lot to them.
Thank you.
Kayla Quigley
· January 17, 2015
You guys do an amazing job helping these poor animals :) 100%.
Shannon Beaumont
· November 16, 2015
Great people that volunteer their time to help the animals ♡
I see you! The Central Coast is blessed with Tawny Frogmouths but don't mistake them for owls, they are actually related to Nightjar and lack the strong clawed feet of raptors. They are nocturnal aficionados of tasty cockroaches so thank them when you see a fleeting glance of their wings, off to gobble up more cockroaches for us. If you find an injured Tawny or a fallen baby which cannot be reunited with its parents, please contact us at 0243250666 Wildlife A.R.C for assistance 24hrs.
This chatterbox is a juvenile Dollarbird. These birds breed here in Australia during the Summer, before migrating to New Guinea and surrounding islands in March or April. They're quite noisy, as you can see!
The incredible Lyrebird is a spectacular animal! Not only does it have an amazing courtship display, they are masters of mimicking human noises such as chainsaws and camera clicks. But do lyrebirds in the wild really make these sounds? You bet they do! If they hear it, they can copy it!! I wasn't able to capture Mr Lyrebird on camera as he had just ducked behind the tree, but all of these bird songs are from the one bird!! I was lucky enough to capture this as I was out with my horse in the Olney State Forest at Jiliby.

Happy World Frog Day!

Wildlife A.R.C rescues and cares for frogs around the NSW Central Coast and get great assistance from The Cairns Frog Hospital

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Thanks to the person who saw this duck a couple of days ago in Berkeley Vale and contacted Wildlife A.R.C, with the fantastic assistance from WIRES we were able to capture this poor duck with a rusting dart in her head.

It does look like she will be ok and released but animal cruelty is totally unacceptable and this serious incident will be reported by Wildlife A.R.C.


If you see a native animal being abused or a victim of cruelty please contact your local wildlife rescue group, NPWS, Rangers and Police.

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Did you see the story about our volunteer Deb?

30yrs and still making a difference everyday to our Central Coast wildlife!

She's a familiar face at The Entrance - almost every day, for the last 30 years, Debra Maksimovic ha

It's not just baby Long Neck turtles and Coppertail skinks that we have hatched and released this summer but baby Eastern Water dragons too 🦎

These cuties came from two different clutches of eggs dug up before they hatched. A couple unfortunately were too damaged to hatch and survive, but 13 bouncing baby dragons hatched successfully, grew big and strong on a diet of crickets and mixed greens and are now racing around their new home at a private plant nursery!

If you find an injured egg-laying reptile or accidentally uncover some eggs, please contact us at Wildlife A.R.C 0243250666 and we can assist with identification and, if necessary, egg recovery and incubation.

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Always remember to file your Blue Tongue lizards correctly 🦎📙

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A good rescue story from our friends at WIRES 🦎

Wildlife A.R.C are available 24/7 on the NSW Central Coast if you happen to see a native animal that needs assistance and don't forget to be responsible with plastic and rubbish disposal

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In January this year residents in Ballina noticed one of the local water dragons seemed to be wearing a less than glamorous adornment. On closer inspection it b...ecame clear that the poor guy had managed to somehow get his head stuck through the safety seal ring of a discarded bottle.

Judging by the size of the ring and the dragon it appears that he may have been wearing his necklace for quite some time, however it was now clearly approaching restriction and needed to be removed ASAP.

WIRES were called to assist, however catching an agile water dragon is no easy task when he has many nooks and crannies to his advantage.

Trapping was the only way to contain the lizard.

Resident Jan was provided with a cage trap and string and thanks to her endless effort and patience, she finally managed to secure the patient almost 5 weeks after reporting the concern.

After a visit from a volunteer reptile handler from WIRES the ring was carefully cut and removed, the Water dragon was assessed and released.

A careless approach to our litter can cause great distress to the local wildlife. Please remember to cut all safety seal rings before discarding.

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Don't miss our upcoming Introductory Training and the chance to meet our Head Carers on the day!

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Wildlife ARC Introductory Training Day
Saturday 24th March, 2018
BYO lunch, morning tea provided.
$30 for non-members to join on the day!


Come along and learn about Wildlife ARC and get started on the path to rehabilitating our amazing native animals! All welcome!

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This tiny Crested Pigeon is eating well and growing strong for his upcoming release on the NSW Central Coast. Yes he might be small now but his goals are large and his determination relentless (when it comes to eating!)

His nest mate was too sick to survive and due to illness he was not reunited with his parents but he won't give up (eating..)

If you find a sick or injured native bird around the NSW Central Coast please contact us at Wildlife A.R.C 0243250666 for rescue or care.

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Animal Referral Hospital West Gosford congratulations your turtles are hatching!🐢

On 22/11/17 ARH West Gosford teamed up with Wildlife A.R.C to remove eggs from a Eastern Long Neck turtle who had terrible head and body injuries from a car. The eggs have been incubated by a Wildlife A.R.C carer and after 67 days they are now hatching.

We understand that they have all been named Paris, so far Paris 1 and Paris 2 are fully hatched with Paris 3 on its way.


We send a big thank you to ARH for their hard work and dedication to the care of all animals.

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The Dollarbird is a migratory bird from the Roller family and the only one we are fortunate to have visit the NSW Central Coast.

These skilled flyers mainly feed on flying insects during their visiting months of September through to March.

You may have them around and not even realise, watch this short clip and laugh along with their cackle!


Wildlife A.R.C is available 24/7 for any injured or orphaned Dollarbirds around the NSW Central Coast 0243250666

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Wildlife A.R.C 0243250666 is available to assist with amphibian identification and we work closely with Central Coast Council and Department of Primary Industries when pest or exotic species are located. Please have a read and contact us or Central Coast Council when required.

THE Central Coast has welcomed thousands of visitors these school holidays but two guests to turn up unannounced this week are definitely unwanted — so much so they have been summarily executed.

Sunday will be approx. 40°C on the NSW Central Coast - hot enough to 🍳 on a 🚗

Please see below on what you can do to help our native wildlife during this hot day and Wildlife A.R.C 0243250666 will be available for any injured or orphaned native wildlife.

We will also be sending special crews to Flying fox camps to try and prevent their heat stress collapse 🦇

It's hot today on the Central Coast!

Here are some easy things you can do to help our native wildlife get through the heat.

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Five easy things you can do to help wildlife beat the heat this summer!