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Containers for Change

Now that Containes for Change is refunding wine bottles too, don't forget to donate your refunds to us.  We really need the support!!

Our member number is C11038890 and our name in that program is the frog hospital.

Thanks and enjoy your holidays!


Garage sale Dec 9th

Hard to pay the bills when donations are now so few (thanks a lot, interest rates) so we are holding a garage sale in conjunction with the Darlingia school who also needs to raise money for their upcoming relocation.  The sale will be held on Saturday, Dec 9th from 9am to 3pm at the school's future premises on the corner of Charles and Emily streets, Innisfail.  The usual stuff will be included such as books and dvd's but also geology stuff, Star Wars collectables and other things.  Lots of items suitable for Christmas prezzies will be there!


We need help for this sale.  If you are decluttering, you can donate stuff we can sell.  We also need someone with a ute/trailer for shift our items over to the venue on Friday, Dec 8th.  We can use some help at the sale on Sat to help customers and to return anything that doesn't sell back to our premises after 3pm.  If you can help with anything, please give us a ring on (07) 4006-3784.  Thanks.

2 August 2023

HELP NEEDED NOW IN THESE AREAS:  a person who knows JOOMLA, a person comfortable with LINUX, and an ELECTRICIAN to order parts for an appliance.  If this is you, contact us asap.  Thanks!

9 July 2023

Do you take pride in your work?  Do you want to support frog conservation but feel you might not have the skills needed?  Not to worry! 

Our volunteers don't need to know anything about frogs to support our work.  A group with this much workload needs all sorts of people with skills ranging from gardening, to house cleaning, to washing up, to shuttles, to bottle collectors.  If you have technical skills such as video production, marketing, journalism, or social media - we need your help too.   If you might like to join our all-volunteer team, contact us!

30 June 2023

Why can't our group have a permanent home????  We have been forced to relocate seven times and we can't get grants or government help for that.  We have to use your precious, hard-earned donations for those moves.  There is a beautiful 165 acre property for sale at Butcher's Creek (Topaz) which backs onto Bartle Frere.  There is enough space in the house to cover all our activities plus educational displays, guided walks, in situ breeding, etc.  The price has come down several times and is down to $900K.  Surely there is someone who can afford to purchase this beautiful property for conservation and provide us with a permanent home to continue our work. Have a look at:

23 June 2023

We need to dramatically reduce the volume of our stuff - not only to bring in money to pay the bills but also reduce moving costs.  We have ads on Gumtree and hope to advertise on facebook as soon as we can find someone to assist with this.  We've got a map cabinet, pavers, aquariums of all sizes and personal stuff from our president such as books, dvd's and other items.  See the full range on Gumtree at this link:

17 June 2023

We have a new business sponsor!!  Our first from Innisfail, too!  Say hello to Innisfail Brakes.  We are proud to receive your support.  If you are a local business and want to support our work (doesn't have to be cash - goods and services work too), please give us a ring.

14 June 2023

Would you like another way to support our group?  We're registered for Containers for Change and Re-collect.  You can return your bottles and donate those coins to us!  Our Containers for Change ID number is  C11038890 and we are listed as the 'frog hospital'.  If you are a participant of Re-collect, you can search for us on their site or tell the collector who picks up your bottles. We are listed on Re-collect as Frog Safe.

5 June 2023

Are you retired or looking for something different to do with your spare time?  We have lots of assorted tasks here ranging from the simple but time-consuming to those requiring technical backgrounds.  We current have a need for somebody who likes to spend time on facebook to post and monitor responses for us.   If you want to have a chat about the possibilities, please give us a ring on (07) 4006-3784.  Have a good day.

3rd January 2023

Many thanks to Hinterland Aviation! We were informed of a frog in Cooktown with an advanced stage of cancer and Hinterland promptly sent it down to Cairns - as they have done many times before. It is wonderful to have the support of local businesses and the local wildlife rescue people in Cooktown - it makes our work so much easier.

30th December 2022

Just when we were starting to wonder how many more months we could keep our doors open, a very nice donation arrived from Mitch and Lisa which will add a few more months to our estimations! We are so grateful for kind people out there who value what we are doing. Lots of good karma coming to you Mitch and Lisa! And thank you to all the other donations that arrived in December. We need all of them to keep going!

5th December 2022

This is the time of year when we start to see frogs with cancer. Please keep a lookout for any frog that has any lump(s) anywhere on the body. Use gloves or a plastic bag over your hand and place it into an ice cream container with airholes cut in the lid and bring indoors. Ring us to arrange transport. Some of these frogs might have parasites or abscesses which are treatable but, if they have cancer, we don't want them to remain in the wild.

1st December 2022

We hope that you will think of the frogs at Christmas time. We really want to keep our rescue doors open but donations no longer cover the bills. Froggies would be very happy if we receive financial prezzies this year!

1st November 2022

Many thanks to Endeavour Tools in Melbourne for renewing their sponsorship! Your support helps keep our animal rescue operation afloat.

23rd September 2022

Many bouquets to Henk at Umbrella IT for helping us out. Finances are tough at the moment so Henk covered our domain and SSL renewals for us!! Many, many thanks Henk!

12th September 2022

We have to start selling off stuff to bring in some money. We have large glass tanks, a Reptile One enclosure, bottles of centrimide and chlorhexadine, a small walk-in aviary, bowls and trays of assorted sizes, bandages, etc. Some things are free to wildlife carers. Please let us know what supplies you use so we can share instead of throwing away.

22nd August 2022

Tuskers Cafe in South Mission Beach loves their local community groups! They held a raffle and dozens of local groups' names were put in the hat. We won a second prize drawing of $500. which is critically important to our existence at this time when so few donations are coming in. THANK YOU Tuskers!