Bat Reach QLD

BatReach was established to help preserve Australia’s unique wildlife.

The main area of care is with arboreal animals.
This includes bats, possums and gliders, however they do accept any orphaned or injured native animal.

Being part of Far North Queensland Wildlife Rescue, various animals can end up in their care and any that they are unable to cater to are passed onto other experienced carers.

Australia has four major species of megabats or flying-fox: the Spectacled, the Black, the Grey-headed and the Little Red.

All of these species are on display during opening hours.

This varies seasonal, so its always best to check with them first to see if they are open.

Admission is by donation.

They are a volunteer run organisation and receive no goverment funding, so rely soley on your support and the work of the volunteers.

Contact BatReach Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre:

c/o BatReach,
PO Box 300, Kuranda,
Queensland 4881, Australia

Phone: +61 0740938858
For volunteering information, email

To visit them in Kuranda, find the top of the Jumrum walk, next to the fire station.
BatReach is located at the bottom of the paved walkway. On the Right.

We at urban gypsy australia believe they do a great job at making our world a better place, so we hope if you are in the Kuranda area of Far North Qld, just out of Cairns, you’ll pay them a visit.
Maybe show your support too.

We decided since we weren’t in the area, and we wanted to show our support, we sponsored a bat.

This is Jimmy

We adopted him nearly a year ago …….

Maybe you could do the same. Find all the info you need at

Or chat to them through Facebook and see how you can sponsor a bat too.

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