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Animal Rescue Centre

Dedicated to helping local species in need

Rescue, Rehabilitate & Release

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's team of experts are on call 24 hours, every day of the year to help rescue marine animals in need.

SEA LIFE's Rescue Centre has the approved permits to rescue marine animals from all of NSW and a dedicated team of experienced curators and aquarists who will rehabilitate and nurse the patients back to health before releasing them back into the wild.

After the closure of Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary in 2018, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium opened the Animal Rescue Centre where the team have rescued, rehabilitated and released many sea turtles and sea snakes since its opening. 

Our Recent Rescues

SEALIFE Sydney Animal Rescue

Found an injured sea creature?

SEA LIFE Sydney are always ready to assist with orphaned or injured turtles, sharks, rays or other fish. please fill out the form below if you have witnessed:

  • Sea Turtle or Sea Snake that has been found ashore
  • Marine animal trapped in netted/enclosed swimming area.

If you observe a wild marine animal that you think is in distress we recommend you contact our team or WIRES immediately to report it and get professional support rather than attempting to approach or handle the animal by yourself. 

If the case is urgent please follow up the report form with a phone call: 0402 783 455

Alternatively, send us a message on Facebook

Fill out report form

Rescue Poster

Download our animal rescue poster to put up in your home, office or school to ensure you always have the tools to assist in the rescue and rehabilitation of local marine species. 

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