Tours and activities at La Trobe University Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary

Tours and activities at La Trobe University Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary

25 Jan 2008

The La Trobe University Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary extends a warm welcome to new and returning University staff, students and members of the wider community.

Many people are aware that the University has a Wildlife Sanctuary, yet might not be sure what it does. So, as a welcome to 2008, we invite you to learn more about the Sanctuary and La Trobe's commitment to conservation of biodiversity.

There are several ways you can get involved:

Visit during the evening

Many wild ‘residents’ are animal species more active when the sun goes down! If you would like to join a Twilight Tour, where naturalist guides provide interpretation on the fantastic flora and fauna with insights on ecology, contact us on tel: 9479 1206 or email:

Become a volunteer

Get some ‘hands on’ experience through our community engagement programs. Volunteer group activities at the Sanctuary are hosted every week by Conservation Volunteers Australia (enrol on-line for dates that suit you), or, through the Friends group at

Use our facilities

As an alternative venue for your tutorials, departmental workshops or faculty meetings and BBQ’s, why not book our Learning Centre, our Outdoor Classroom or the secluded Ironbarks Hut.

Visit during the day

We are key agents in maintaining plant diversity for the region. The Sanctuary & Plant Nursery are open from 10am to 3pm Monday to Friday. It is well worth coming in for a stroll or browse, or having your picnic lunch at the Ironbarks Hut. We also run a range of educational experiences for primary to tertiary students.

Visit us online

Whilst we prefer face-to-face meetings, you can find out about the Sanctuary and its’ services by visiting




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