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NRWH news update

By March 5, 2021April 19th, 2021No Comments
NRWH plans

Warm greetings to you from the Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital! The year is well under way and things are definitely moving here at NRWH.

Development Application submitted to Ballina Council

In our last update we shared the exciting news that we have secured a centrally located, easily accessible site at Wollongbar, just off the Bruxner Highway. Since then we have been busy preparing our development application and it has just been submitted to Ballina Council. With their cooperation we may be open by the end of this year, however this may delayed to late 2022 due to zoning issues. Cross all your fingers and toes for us!

Funding Developments

We have just recently submitted an application to the NSW Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, with successful recipients due to be announced in June this year. If we are successful we will be able to fund critical hospital equipment as well as wages for veterinary staff during our start up phase. Another opportunity to cross all your fingers and toes!

Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status confirmed

We are very pleased to let you know that we have been successful in our application for DGR status, and we are now able to offer our supporters tax deductible donations. If you would like to make a donation to NRWH you can do so by visiting our donate page. Your donation will go directly towards helping us establish our permanent wildlife hospital at Wollongbar.

Elly - NRWHOur Team

The Board is pleased to welcome a new member to our team. Elly Bird has recently joined us as our part time Administration Coordinator. Elly is available as our first point of contact for any queries, she can be contacted at or on 0418 639 927.



As a member based charitable and community organisation, NRWH continues to welcome individuals and organisations into our membership base. It is through the diversity of our membership, that we ensure we meet community need. We are very grateful for the ongoing support of our members. There is more information about becoming a member here or you can contact Elly if you have any questions.

All in all it’s very exciting times as we continue to move steadily towards opening our doors to care for sick and injured wildlife in the Northern Rivers.

From all of us here at the Northern Rivers Wildlife Hospital – thank you so much for your ongoing support, we will be in touch again with more updates very soon.