Wildlife rescue and management

If you find a sick or injured animal, there are many networks you can contact for assistance. 

Organisation Phone 
Australian Wildlife Assistance Rescue and Education (AWARE) 0412 433 727
Animalia Wildlife Shelter and Rescue Brighton to Portsea (including Frankston 24 hour emergency hotline) 0435 822 699
Help for Wildlife Emergency Service
0417 380 687
Peninsula Animal Aid 03 5978 6811
Wildlife Help On Mornington Peninsula (WHOMP)
0417 380 687
Wildlife Victoria 03 8400 7300


Please note that AWARE is not able to enter private buildings. Please contact RSPCA if you find wildlife trapped inside a building. 

Foxes and rabbits

Any questions or complaints related to foxes and rabbits should be directed to the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP).


Possums are protected by law. If you are having trouble with possums on your property, please contact a licensed possum controller or AWARE to safely resolve the problem.   


Snakes are protected by law. If you have a problem with a snake on your property, you should contact a licensed snake handler.


Please contact the RSPCA for help with seagulls trapped inside a building. If Seagulls are trapped outdoors then please contact Wildlife Victoria.

Local wildlife

Visit the Atlas of Living Australia website for information on local wildlife.

View our Native fauna page to learn more about Frankston's unique wildlife.

Frankston Environmental Friends Network (FEFN)

Council assists wildlife rescue groups though its support of the Frankston Environmental Friends Network (FEFN).

FERN is a network of environmentally focused groups who work together to promote, maintain and restore Frankston's vibrant flora and fauna.