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.
Faculties, Schools and visitors can utilise our function and teaching facilitites 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.
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
Book a guided tour!
Visit the Sanctuary for a Twilight or Day Tour to see our plants and animals up close!