About the Sanctuary

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary was created in 1967 as a project in the restoration and management of indigenous flora and fauna. We have continued to grow and expand our role so that we can continue to educate and engage the broader community.

La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary has evolved to now be a high biodiversity node within Nangak Tamboree. This eco-corridor connects the Sanctuary with Gresswell Habitat Link and Gresswell Forest to our north, through the Bundoora campus to Darebin Creek in the south. Nangak Tamboree will create an inviting, open and culturally aware space that protects our biodiversity and connect our communities.

Opening hours

  • La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary & Retail Shop
    Opening Hours
    Sunday to Friday
    10am - 3pm

    T: (03) 9479 1206
    E: wildlife@latrobe.edu.au

Things to do during your visit

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History of the area

Discover more about this region's long and varied history.


Our plans for the Sanctuary, moving forward.

Research projects

Find out about our exciting research projects.

Partners and sponsors

We could not continue our work in the community without the support of our partners and sponsors.

Land management

La Trobe University is the caretaker of more than 100 hectares divided into four areas.

News and publications

Keep up to date with our newsletter, social media and announcements.

Updates from the Sanctuary

What's been going on at the Sanctuary?