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.
We offer a range of tour and education experiences that focus on natural history and biodiversity.
Our Indigenous plant nursery supplies plants to local councils, revegetation projects and the local community.
Opportunities for schools and volunteers to get involved.
University staff, schools and visitors can utilise our function and teaching facilities as an alternative environment for teaching or for various functions.
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.
Staff contact details, Sanctuary and Nursery location.
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
Book a guided tour!
Visit the Sanctuary for a Twilight or Day Tour to see our plants and animals up close!