Wildlife sanctuary


Created in 1967, the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary provides an Indigenous natural environment for conservation, education and research activities that support the learning and teaching objectives of the University, as well as contributing to our goal of operating sustainably and ethically.

Its wetlands were designed as Australia’s first example of a man-made natural filtration system, and there are plans to construct a predator-proof fence that will enable the introduction of locally extinct mammal species.

The Sanctuary offers a range of activities that focus on natural history and biodiversity, including education experiences for school groups, day and night tours, workshops, and seminars. The Sanctuary’s Indigenous plant nursery also supplies plants to local councils, revegetation projects and the local community.

Find out more about the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary.