It’s important to note that holding or raising wildlife without approval or permit is against the law. Contact your local wildlife shelter or DELWP (Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning) Office, Customer Service Centre on 136 186 for advice.
Remember wombat orphans will return to the wild. Wombats are not pets and will not live a life among humans. Things to keep in mind are:
* Do not humanize
* Do not imprint
Over handling and over feeding usually creates a tame and often lazy animal which will not be able to survive in the wild.
To enable a happy and successful outcome you need to think about the life and welfare of the orphan once it has been released.