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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Education Experiences

We offer Transformative Education Experiences targeting the Australian Curriculum.

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Visit the Sanctuary

Visit the Sanctuary

We offer the opportunity to explore and engage in biodiversity and conservation.

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The Outdoor Laboratory

Supporting undergraduate and postgraduate courses and research.

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The Retail Shop

Helping you create your own backyard biodiversity project.

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Sanctuary Updates

Look here for news about the Sanctuary

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Contact Us

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

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Get Involved

We offer volunteering, citizen science and work experience opportunities.

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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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