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Aimée Tuck

ROWA Volunteer Supervisor

Wildlife Nanny

Aimée grew up in the tropical rainforest of Far North Queensland and has held a deep respect and love for all animals feathered, furred and scaled from a very young age. Having been involved with volunteering organisations such as habitat revegetation and other wildlife rehabilitation organisations along the East coast, she is proud to be a part of ROWA now that the North East of Victoria is her home. 

For all volunteer enquiries please email


Liz Swinton

ROWA Wildlife Rescue Support & Transporter

My name is Liz Swinton and I live in Bright. I am a wildlife rescue and transport volunteer with ROWA. On the animal front I have a background in basic vet nursing and large animal husbandry, with many years’ experience in the equine field from race horses to children’s ponies. I am also a registered rescuer with Wildlife Victoria. My family has a wildlife rescue and release property in Tasmania called Lake Yalleena Nature Retreat, which specialises in the rescue, rehabilitation and release onto our 450 acre property, of wallabies and kangaroos. The property is also home to Tasmanian Devils, Wombats and Spotted Quolls. Animal welfare, both domestic and wildlife, has been a life-long priority which has been further reinforced with my involvement with ROWA. I hope I can help our native wildlife, who have become victims of the collision between human driven development and native habitat, have a second chance to survive and thrive in their own habitat.


Ann Crawley

ROWA Wildlife Nanny

Ann is 55 years young and married to a lovely man who works in the disability sector. She has two children & two stepchildren. One is an ICU nurse at RCH, two are lawyers, and the youngest is a Zoologist who hopes to become a Vet.

Ann moved to the area 7yrs ago from Geelong to escape the rat race & frantic lifestyle of living in a big city, and doesn't regret the move for a minute! She has always loved animals, and used to drive her parents mad with all the animals I would bring home or adopt. 'I'm excited to be able to volunteer with ROWA. It is a rewarding experience to watch any animal grow into an independent adult and live their best life in their own environment, and ROWA is enabling this to happen for injured and orphaned native wildlife in our Alpine region and surrounding communities' Ann says.


Amelia Jones

ROWA Transporter, Wildlife Rescue Support

Amelia was born in Wagga and moved to the Albury-Wodonga area when she was very young. She has always had a love and passion for all animals great and small, living on a small amount of acreage which backs onto a nature reserve, she has been able to observe different animals in their natural habitats.

Amelia has always been interested in lending a helping hand when it comes to sick, injured or orphaned wildlife! During the 2019-2020 bushfires, Amelia fostered a velvet red kangaroo Joey and soon discovered that this is something she would love to do long term. Since joining ROWA she has begun to find her feet and show her true passion for creating safe habitats for those in need.

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Bianca Young

ROWA Transporter, Wildlife Rescue Support

My name is Bianca Young and I was raised in Melbourne but I now live in Bright. My background is in customer service, healthcare and science, but I’ve always been passionate about animals. I am currently supporting ROWA through emergency rescue and transport. I’ve always been the person to stop and check on an animal on the side of the road, or to take in animals that have needed help. I’m very excited to be able to help ROWA in whatever capacity I can, and I’m very proud of the other ROWA volunteers and to have the privilege to work with them.


Zoe Birnie

ROWA Nanny, Grants Officer

My name is Zoe and I grew up in the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria and was an animal person and outdoor enthusiast from a young age. My love of animals drove me to study Zoology, where I developed a keen interest in Australian mammals. I currently work in the not for profit sector at an environmental organisation where I am very lucky to combine my Zoology knowledge with sustainability principles to deliver projects with environmental and social benefits.

I recently moved to Myrtleford with my partner and our two dogs, Remi and Winston and I am so grateful to have found ROWA and to work with such an inspiring and compassionate group of people to help support our native wildlife. My role at ROWA includes providing care at the nursery and grant writing and reporting. For all grant enquiries, please email

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