La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary

La Trobe University’s Outdoor Laboratory

La Trobe is the custodian of over 30 hectares of woodlands and grasslands throughout it's Melbourne campus and is well recognised for it's natural landscapes at all campuses. The Wildlife Sanctuary's primary aim is to provide learning experiences for all ages. Experiencing first-hand about the importance of indigenous plants and animals.

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Experience the Sanctuary

We offer a range of experiences for schools and public to come and explore the Sanctuary.

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Book our facilities

We have a range of facilities available for functions, education experiences and events.

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Get involved

We rely heavily on the contribution of volunteers to help maintain the Sanctuary.

Volunteering

Plants and nesting boxes

Attract a wide range of native birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your backyard.

retail shop

Notices

We will be closed for the Easter Period from Friday 25 March until Tuesday 29 March.

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Opening hours

The Wildlife Sanctuary, including our retail shop, is open Sunday-Friday, 10am-3pm.

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Schools Excursions and Incursions

Visit the Sanctuary for engaging sessions that immerse students in nature with activities.

Education Experience

Ringtail in tree hollow
Ringtail in tree hollow
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plants
The Retail Shop
The Retail Shop
Sanctuary Entry
Sanctuary Entry
Emu
Emu
Ringtail Possum
Ringtail Possum
Eastern Grey
Eastern Grey
Tawny Frogmouth
Tawny Frogmouth
Spotted Pardalote
Spotted Pardalote
Musk Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Bulbine glauca
Bulbine glauca
Amyema quandang
Amyema quandang
Correa glabra rufous
Correa glabra rufous

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