La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary

La Trobe University’s Outdoor Laboratory

La Trobe is the custodian of over 30 hectares of woodlands and grasslands throughout it's Melbourne campus and is well recognised for it's natural landscapes at all campuses. The Wildlife Sanctuary's primary aim is to provide learning experiences for all ages. Experiencing first-hand about the importance of indigenous plants and animals.

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Education Experiences

Take the curriculum outside the classroom with our engaging education experiences. .

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Ringtail on twilight tour

Tours (day or night)

Explore the Sanctuary with a guided day or twilight tour.

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Ringtial possum box

Nesting boxes

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Visit the Sanctuary

Visit the Sanctuary

We offer the opportunity to explore and engage in biodiversity and conservation.

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Contact Us

The Sanctuary is open Sunday to Friday 10am-3pm. Click to find out more or to get in touch

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Get Involved

We offer volunteering, citizen science and work experience opportunities.

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Nangak Tamboree

Nangak Tamboree is a biodiverse waterway corridor running through campus to Darebin Creek.

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Ringtail in tree hollow
Ringtail in tree hollow
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plants
The Retail Shop
The Retail Shop
Sanctuary Entry
Sanctuary Entry
Emu
Emu
Ringtail Possum
Ringtail Possum
Eastern Grey
Eastern Grey
Tawny Frogmouth
Tawny Frogmouth
Spotted Pardalote
Spotted Pardalote
Musk Lorikeet
Musk Lorikeet
Bulbine glauca
Bulbine glauca
Amyema quandang
Amyema quandang
Correa glabra rufous
Correa glabra rufous

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