First off it is illegal to keep wildlife, so it must be handed over to a vet or registered carer. The main thing you can do to help is. Check any animals on the road to see if they are still alive or have joey’s in their pouch’s.. If the mother is dead and they do have a joey try to keep them as calm as possible they will be terrified of you, put the joey in a warm jumper or bag (soft) till you can get help. If the joey is only a pinky unfurred and eyes shut they can still be attached to the mothers teat, you must be very careful getting them out you cut the teat as close to the mother as possible it will dry up and the joey will let it go after a while, they, at that age can not regulate their own heat so they must be kept warm till you get help. The main thing is to get them into care as soon as possible. Do be very careful on the road we don’t want you run over to.
Our wildlife are very specialised and need constant care and feeding every 3 hours, seven days a week, to survive and live a healthy life they must have the correct formula to drink, they can also get what is called, capture myopothy which, if not treated, very quickly kills them. That is caused by the stress of what has happened to them. Some very well meaning people think they are doing the right thing by trying to raise them but do not see the after effects of what happens to them when they are no longer in a position to raise them. It is a long term commitment up to 2 years with a eastern grey joey it can be very expensive and heartbreaking.
So, please I can not stress enough how important it is to get help for the joey’s and if you really want to help our wildlife tell one of the carers they will be able to help you with what you need to do to get a permit. Our precious wildlife need as many good carers as we can get, so, if you think you would like to be a carer contact any of us in this web site and we will be happy to help you