Wildlife Response in Bushfires

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshop/course/forumGovernment


Purpose of the workshop:
• To develop a shared understanding of the current response plans, resources and procedures developed to manage and guide wildlife response in bushfires
• Confirm the roles and responsibilities for the Technical Advisor Wildlife and the Wildlife Emergency Response Taskforce (WERT)
• To workshop the specific roles (taskforce leader, wildlife handler, vet, shooter and darter) within the Wildlife Emergency Response Taskforce (WERT)
• To clarify the role of the AASFA Supporting Plan and Wildlife Response Plan (in development) regarding Wildlife Response actions.
• To understand the purpose and extent of the ‘wildlife first aid training’ for firefighters
• To conduct an IMX (Incident Management Exercise) providing an opportunity for wildlife response personnel to operate within the incident management structures and recovery coordination centres in an escalating fire event scenario in NSW
• To trial the Worldwide Veterinary Service platform and app for WERT deployment (WVS app) and to engage with the ‘Televet’ service as part of the IMX
Period06 May 202107 May 2021
Event typeWorkshop
LocationSydney Olympic Park, Sydney, Australia, New South WalesShow on map


  • wildlife
  • bushfires
  • emergency response
  • incident management
  • NPWS
  • RFS
  • Televet service
  • case studies