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Welcome and 

Welcome to kanamaluka Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre! We acknowledge and pay respect to the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional and original owners, and continuing custodians of the land on which we live. We acknowledge elders, past and present.

We pay special thanks to the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre (TAC) for allowing us to use palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aboriginal people, as a part of our centre’s name.


As we are located close to the beautiful Tamar River, It seemed only fitting to choose “kanamaluka”, palawa kani for “River Tamar”, as our namesake. The written form of palawa kani does not use upper case letters, hence, the beginning our name being lowercase.

Like Tasmania’s Aboriginal people, Tasmania’s native wildlife deserve the highest respect and appreciation as the original co-inhabitants of this land.

Our center aims to give Tasmania’s injured and orphaned wildlife their second chance, eventually allowing them fulfil their potential as wild independent beings who will in turn contribute to the biodiversity and ecology and longevity of this beautiful land.

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About Our

kanamaluka Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a not-for-profit, volunteer run native wildlife rehabilitation centre located in Pipers River in Tasmania's North East. All of the wildlife that comes through our door is given the best chance at rehabilitation and release back to their native environment. 

24/7 Joey Drop Off

We are now located in Pipers River, NE Tasmania. 

Please call or text us on

0402 769 838 or 0474 547 919 

to receive our address and directions prior to drop off. 

More info here

! Please contact Bonorong for all other wildlife related emergencies !

We have limited resources and do not  provide a rescue service. For wildlife emergencies, please contact Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. Bonorong runs Tasmania's dedicated 24/7 wildlife rescue hotline and will be able to organise a qualified rescuer close to your location to attend the rescue. 


Kanamaluka Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a not-for-profit organisation. 100% of donated funds go towards the running costs of caring for wildlife.

Donated funds are used to purchase food and milk, medical supplies, cleaning supplies, vet bills and other ongoing costs. 

Get Involved

From pouch making to becoming a register wildlife carer or rescuer yourself, there are many ways you can get involved and help out our precious wildlife. Click the link below to see how you can get involved today!

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