Active membership involves handling flying-foxes and micro-bats, both of which have been known to carry a rare disease called Australian Bat Lyssavirus. Although Australian Health authorities suggest that Lyssavirus poses a low public health risk, BCRQ active members MUST have a course of rabies vaccinations (3 injections over 1 month) before undertaking Active Membership activities. The responsibility for vaccinations rests entirely with each individual member. BCRQ cannot be held liable should an Active Member neglect to be adequately vaccinated or fail to have booster vaccinations when indicated necessary by a low titre level.
Active Members must be over 18 years of age and all members will have access to free annual rehabilitation and orphan training workshops, including training manuals. Access to crèche and release facilities are made available either free, or for the most minimal fee possible.
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