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

University staff, schools and visitors can utilise our function and teaching facilities 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

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, Including our retail shop (Indigenous Plants and Nesting boxes), is now open:

  • 10am - 3pm - Sunday - Friday

How to get there Location and maps

Visit our Retail Outlet

Visit our shop for your indigenous plant and nesting boxes needs. Chat to our Friendly staff before entering the wildlife sanctuary to learn about interesting happenings.

Book a guided tour!

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