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Welcome to ORRCA

Whale, Dolphin, Seal & Dugong Rescue

 

Who are we?

ORRCA stands for the Organisation for the Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia. Put simply, our primary focus is on the preservation and welfare of Whales, Dolphins, Seals and Dugongs in Australian waters

We are the only volunteer wildlife rehabilitation group in New South Wales licensed to be involved with marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation and release. Our members come from all walks of life, age groups and nationalities.  

our organisation offers the community one of the most experienced and successful whale, dolphin, seal and dugong rescue teams in Australia. We are also proud that today, we have rescue trained teams in Western Australia and Queensland available to support local authorities should a marine mammal incident arise.  

All members within ORRCA are volunteers

We operate as a non-profit organisation and have charity status. 

It is because of the generosity of the public providing donations, and the love and passion of people wanting to get involved and learn about these amazing animals, that ORRCA exists on its own two flippers today. 

It is through our forever growing membership base and our highly commended rescue training workshops coupled with the strength and dedication of our Committee that ORRCA has achieved extraordinary things over the past 30 years.  

View our constitution here.

ORRCA operates a 24 hour Hotline to report injured or stranded whales, dolphins, seals and dugongs.  Simply call 02 9415 3333.

The ORRCA hotline is the organisations lifeline!  

The Hotline is the first point of contact people have with the organisation. Be it a whale or seal emergency, a local incident, someone wanting information on the organisation or simply a member of the public asking a question, the Hotline gets it all, from near and far!

Importantly, ORRCA operates a 24 hour, 7 days a week hotline
Please report all whale, dolphin, seal and dugong sightings into our Hotline team on 02 9415 3333. 

We are always in need of individuals to assist on the ORRCA Hotline on an occasional, casual or regular basis. If this important role sounds like something you would like to help out with, Contact Us today!

No qualifications needed

Our members come from all walks of life, age groups, nationalities and career backgrounds. If you have the passion and dedication for whales, dolphins, or seals and respect the ORRCA Constitution, you are welcome to apply to become a member! 

To become a member, simply click on the link below and complete the application process; 

Become an ORRCA member today!
 

 

24/7 Rescue Hotline

REPORT ALL INJURED OR DISTRESSED MARINE MAMMALS BY CALLING US ON (02) 9415 3333

Our 2018 Committee

Executive Committee:
President Jacqueline O'Neill
Vice President Leesa Pratt
Second VP Marie Clee
Treasurer Michelle Toms
Secretary Gillian Day

Committee Members:
Wayne Reynolds
Leigh Mansfield
Heather McMurrin
Ashely Ryan
Jools Farrell

Hon. Committee Members:
Ronny Ling
Shona Lorigan
Amanda Urwin

 

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2018 Whale Census

Join us on

Sunday 24th June 2018

for our

Annual Whale Census

Everyone is welcome to take part, no matter where you live.

Contact us today for more details.

Contact us.

 
 
 
 

PO Box 4439
EAST GOSFORD New South Wales 2250 Australia

For general enquiries by email,
fill in the form below. 

 

 
 
 

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Please note, to let us know about injured or distressed animals, use our hotline 02 9415 3333

24 HOURS A DAY | 7 DAYS A WEEK HOTLINE
REPORT ALL INJURED OR DISTRESSED MARINE MAMMALS BY CALLING US