Animals are attempting to escape floodwaters, with some sheltering in human structures and other “unusual places”.
Should you find yourself in this position, WIRES said you should attempt to remove any immediate threat.
“Gently place a towel over the animal and place it in a ventilated box with a lid. Place the box in a warm, dark, quiet place,” WIRES said.
Once the animal is safe Call WIRES immediately on 1300 094 737.
“Please do not give the animal any food or water, unless instructed to by a vet or WIRES,” it said.
Residents are urged not to approach any of the following: flying-foxes or microbats, reptiles or large animals.
WIRES also explained exhausted and waterlogged seabirds will be landing along shorelines.
Should you come across one, WIRES advises the following:
“Do not attempt to rub them dry as this can be incredibly stressful and cause feather damage.”
From there residents should call WIRES on 1300 094 737.