About Batreach

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Batreach started out in the mid 1990's in the Tablelands town of Millaa Millaa on a lifestyle acreage in the rainforest. In time the operation was relocated to the popular tourist town of Kuranda, in Far North Queensland.
At Batreach our objective is to rescue, rehabilitate and release flying-foxes and microbats. We also assist with many other native animals.
We are a long-time member of several wildlife groups in the region and work collaboratively with other members for the best rehabilitation and release outcomes.
Batreach is solely privately funded, with people power being provided by a team of fantastic volunteers.
Owner Pam Tully is an experienced wildlife carer and retired nurse and has translated her crucial skills to helping injured and orphaned wildlife.

Our Mission

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Our mission is first and foremost, the rescue, rehabilitation and release of injured wildlife, however we also value the importance of community engagement, education and raising awareness of the threats to native wildlife as well as how members of the public can safely assist when they encounter an injured animal.
If you encounter injured flying-foxes or microbats, please call your local wildlife rescue organisation, stay with the animal if possible until a qualified rescuer arrives.

Visit Batreach

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Batreach is open by appointment only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Feel free to arrange a time to visit by telephoning or a quick email. An experienced member of the team will give an informative talk about flying-foxes, microbats and other animals currently in care.

To get to Batreach find the Kuranda visitor information centre. Then locate the Kuranda fire station, opposite the information centre. Then walk down to the bottom of the Jumrum creek walking track. Batreach is at the bottom on the right.


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Batreach does accept volunteers, but openings are limited. If you wish to volunteer at Batreach you will need to provide proof of vaccination.
For more information on volunteering email or phone Batreach.

Flying foxes and microbats have the ability to carry and transmit Australian Bat Lyssavirus. It is important to never attempt to handle flying-foxes or microbats without the appropriate training and Australian Bat Lyssavirus vaccination.

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