BECOME A MEMBER:
Membership costs $10 per year and we meet on the 4th Thursday of each month at Club Pine Rivers, Cnr Francis and Sparkes Road, Bray Park (Map) starting at 7.00pm.
You can make a difference by volunteering in our many activities;
Rescuer – The Association is the only organisation to provide a 24 hour Koala and Wildlife Rescue Service in the Region. Team members are rostered to provide the service. All equipment and training is provided. We rescue for the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) / QPWS, the RSPCA, the Moreton Bay Regional Council, the emergency services and local Veterinarians.
Driver – Drivers are rostered to provide transport for injured and sick wildlife to received treatment at an appropriate veterinary facility.
Promotional Activities – The Association participates in many local events and activities such as shows and fetes. Fundraising activities are conducted through the sale of merchandise and donations.
Community Education and Awareness – The Association is committed to educating the community on how to save the koala and other wildlife. Presentations are made at community events, to schools and group activities where children and young people are accessible. Presentations are also delivered to clubs and community groups.
The Association has access to live koalas to enhance the educational message.
Spotter Catcher Service – Under the Koala Conservation Plan it is a requirement for tree loppers and developers to engage the services of koala spotters to protect the koala and other wildlife when clearing trees in koala habitat areas. The Association performs this service and trains and equips its members who perform this legislative requirement.
Surveys – The Association is committed to participating in koala survey and mapping activities. It has a long standing association with the Moreton Bay Regional Council to perform the annual koala survey held in September each year.
Wildlife Proofing – The Association works with the QPWS and Council in ensuring the safety of koalas and other wildlife where prescribed burns are undertaken.
Tree Planting Activities – The Association participates in revegetation activities.
The Association is highly respected in the community as a professional organisation committed to the welfare of the koala and other wildlife. It is an incorporated community based organisation managed and run by volunteers. It is structured and it is bound by a Constitution, Mission Statement and Code of Behaviour that ensures it operates in a professional and ethical manner and in strict accordance with wildlife legislation.