Permits and Conditions

In Permits and Conditions by Jen Mattingley

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.

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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.