Koala State license plates to help wildlife rescue volunteers protect native fauna

SA Gov

From Monday, motorists who purchase a Koala State number plate will automatically make a $50 donation as part of the purchase price to help animal rescue groups care for injured and orphaned native animals.

More than 700 wildlife carers each contribute a minimum 500 hours’ voluntary work every year to help animals recover so they can be returned to the wild.

The volunteers dedicate their time and resources to help rehabilitate about 4000 injured and distressed animals each year.

The number plates cost $151, inclusive of a $70 plate fee, $50 donation and a $31 reallocation fee for already registered SA vehicles.

The initiative is part of a Malinauskas government’s election commitment to improve animal welfare outcomes.

To buy a Koala State number plate visit ezyplates.sa.gov.au from Monday.

As put by Susan Close

South Australia’s volunteer wildlife carers dedicate a significant amount of time and effort to help rehabilitate our unique and popular native animals.

I encourage motorists to purchase a Koala State plate to show your support for our native wildlife and those who work tirelessly to support them.

This great initiative expands EzyPlates’ wide selection of number plates that directly benefit those who volunteer to look after our native fauna.

As put by Marian McLucas, Chair, Wildlife United SA and Save Our Wildlife Inc.

We appreciate the recognition given to wildlife carers and rescuers by the State Government

Money raised will help ALL our precious species, not just our beautiful koalas.

Wildlife carers sacrifice their time and money to look after our wildlife, often working around the clock to provide feeds, they are amazing selfless human beings providing a 24/7 service free to the community of South Australia.

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