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 forms part of a corridor network of conservation properties extending to the north of the La Trobe University Campus. These include the Gresswell Forest Nature Conservation Reserve, the Gresswell Habitat Link, and the Gresswell Hill Nature Conservation Reserve. These properties all play a vital role in preserving the biodiversity and health of this region.

Things to do during your visit

Opening hours

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

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

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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?