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Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

NSW Wildlife Heroes Q Fever Vaccination Grant Program

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NSW Wildlife Heroes Q Fever Vaccination Fund grant program

The NSW Wildlife Heroes Vaccination Grant Program is managed by the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife with funding from the New South Wales Government through the National Parks & Wildlife Service and the Environmental Trust. It is an initiative of the NSW Volunteer Wildlife Rehabilitation Sector Strategy.

In this program the maximum grant available is $2000 per application. Up to 25% can be used for petrol vouchers to support access to vaccinations

Eligible items the grant can pay for:

  • Pre-vaccination consultation with a general practitioner including serum antibody test and skin test
  • Q fever vaccinations
  • Petrol vouchers to support travel to access vaccination providers (25% of total amount)

Round 1 (eligible applicants detailed below) – Applications open 9.00am 31st May 2021 and close 5.00pm 30th June 2021.

Round 2 – Applications open 9.00am 1st July 2021 and close 5.00pm 30th June 2022 unless all funds have been expended.


Round 1

Applicants will ONLY be eligible for funding in Round 1 if they are one of the licensed volunteer wildlife rehabilitation groups or WIRES NSW branches listed below:

  • Wildlife Carers Central West
  • Northern Rivers Wildlife Carers
  • Northern Tablelands Wildlife Carers
  • Wildcare Queanbeyan
  • WINC (Wildlife in Need of Care)
  • RRANA (Rescue and Rehabilitation of Australian Native Animals)
  • Wildlife Rescue South Coast\
  • WIRES branches:
    • Weddin Lachlan
    • Dubbo
    • Central West
    • Central Northern
    • Northern Rivers
    • New England
    • Mid North Coast
    • Far South East
    • Riverina

Using data provided by NSW Health, these groups have been prioritised as they have a high incidence of Q fever based on the average incidence of Q fever in the local government area (LGA) from 2018-2020

Round 2

Applicants will be eligible for funding if they are:

  • A licensed volunteer wildlife rehabilitation group
  • A WIRES branch based in NSW
  • A licensed independent rehabilitator

Applicants will not be eligible for funding in either round if they are:

  • Based outside of NSW
  • An individual member of a wildlife group
  • The application is not endorsed by the group’s committee


Vaccination is not available for people who have

  • a documented history of previous infection with Q fever
  • received a Q fever vaccine previously
  • has been advised not to receive a Q fever vaccine based on medical advice or vaccination guidelines

All applicants (group applying) must also meet the following grant criteria:

  • Provide a safe workplace for volunteers including evidence of volunteer insurance and WHS policies
  • Have a current ABN and associated bank account
  • Have no outstanding grant reporting requirements with FNPW or NPWS
    Endorsement from the Chair/CEO/President

Groups may submit only one application at a time, and must provide information about all volunteers receiving support through this grant once funds are expended.

Additional funds can be applied for if needed after initial funds are expended, all reporting has been submitted and if the grant round is still open.

Nominated vaccine recipients will complete a full course of treatment within 6 months of the Grant Agreement commencement date and supply copies of receipts for proof of administration.

Key links:

Wildlife Heroes Vaccination Fund grant guidelines:

Australian Department of Health Series of National Guidelines:

Vaccination processes must follow national immunisation guidelines:


Please refer to the Wildlife Heroes website to find out about other grants that may be suitable for your work with wildlife.


Please note that this grant is only for licensed New South Wales Wildlife Rehabilitation Groups.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you have any questions regarding the eligibility criteria, please contact:

The following documentation is needed to complete the application:

  • an ABN or a Statement of Supplier form (linked form is in this application)
  • bank details including branch name, address, BSB and account number,
  • your group's health and safety information


Where are you located? * Required

Who is applying? (Not Applicable)

This section is not applicable because of your response to question: "Where are you located?" on page 1

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Round 1 (eligible groups from LGAs with a high incidence of Q fever) – Applications open 9.00am 31st May 2021 and close 5.00pm 30th June 2021

Round 2 (All other NSW Groups or Individuals) Applications open 9.00am 1st July 2021 and close 5.00pm 31st May 2022 unless all funds have been expended.

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Confirmation of Eligibility

I confirm that the applicant (group) ...

  • has read and understands the program guidelines
  • has a valid license or permit for their state or territory and does not have any outstanding reports for the state licencing body
  • has sought endorsement of their application by the relevant chair/president 
  • is able to demonstrate appropriate health & safety protocols for volunteers
  • has the appropriate type and level of insurance for the activities that are the subject of this grant
  • is not an individual member of a wildlife group
  • does not owe any reports or money to FNPW or any state government bodies as a result of previous funding or grant
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You must confirm that all statements above are true and correct.