Our Community

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary was set up in 1967 as a project in the restoration and management of indigenous flora and fauna. The Wildlife Sanctuary's primary aim is to provide opportunities for learning about indigenous flora and fauna through engaging with the community.

The University is the caretaker of over 30 hectares of Bushland and Wildlife Sanctuary throughout the Melbourne Campus and is recognised for its natural landscapes at all campuses and provides tours, education experiences and volunteering opportunities for our entire community.

Opening Hours

  • La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary - Sunday to Friday; 10am - 3pm
  • Indigenous Nursery - Sunday to Friday; 10am - 3pm

Visit the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary website.

Fitted for Work

An informal women's network group was formed at La Trobe Melbourne Campus in 2011.  The group consists of women employed in various positions across the University. 

Fitted for Work is a not-for-profit organisation that assists long-term unemployed and disadvantaged women obtain work and ultimately achieve self-sufficiency. Their concept is simple: they offer transition to work,   mentoring and support programs.  All services are offered FREE to their clients partly through generous donations of high quality clothing and support of volunteers.

Established in July 2005, Fitted for Work has offered transition to work and mentoring and support programs to over 6,500 disadvantaged women by assisting them to get work and keep it.  Along with interview preparation and grooming advice, each woman referred to Fitted for Work receives a complimentary interview outfit.

Visit the website here: www.fittedforwork.org

For more information please contact: Gail Quirk or Gail Bowen

La Trobe University Community Garden Group

A group of students and staff who look after a garden which can be found behind the library on the Melbourne Campus. Their aim is to care for the garden, make produce and create a community center around the garden.

The Community Garden Group meet once a week and to garden, share ideas and goals for the garden while catching up and getting to know each other.
Visit the

Community Garden Group Facebook page.