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 Sanctuary's primary aim is to provide opportunities for learning about indigenous flora and fauna through engaging with the community.

La Trobe University is the caretaker of over 30 hectares of bushland and wildlife sanctuary throughout it's Melbourne campus and is well recognised for it's natural landscapes at all campuses.

Visit the Sanctuary

We offer a range of tour and education experiences that focus on natural history and biodiversity.

Visit the Indigenous Plant Nursery

Our Indigenous plant nursery supplies plants to local councils, revegetation projects and the local community.

Get involved

Opportunities for schools and volunteers to get involved.

Book our facilities

Faculties, Schools and visitors can utilise our function and teaching facilitites as an alternative environment for teaching or for various functions.

About the Sanctuary

The Sanctuary provides a valuable resource to students and teachers of Biological sciences, Archaeology, Geology and Education. It also provides on-campus access to the natural environment of north-eastern Melbourne.

Contact us

Staff contact details, Sanctuary and Nursery location.

Opening hours

La Trobe Wildlife SanctuarySunday to Friday
10am - 3pm

Retail Outlet (Indigenous Plants & Nesting Boxes)Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
10am - 3pm

How to get thereLocation and maps

Temporary Changes: The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary will be accessible by appointment only during facility upgrade works.(September – December 2014).

Our Retail Shop will be open as normal Tues, Thu, Fri, Sun – 10am -3pm.

Visit our Retail Outlet

Visit our shop for your indigenous plant and and nesting boxes needs

Book a guided tour!

Visit the Sanctuary for a Twilight or Day Tour to see our plants and animals up close!