Partners and sponsors

Support the work of the Wildlife Sanctuary

You can support the ongoing conservation work of the Wildlife Sanctuary through a tax deductible donation via Alumni and Advancement. Contact us and we can help make sure your donation is attributed to projects at the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Please contact us to discuss new possible sponsorship or partnership opportunities.

Current partners

The works with a range of organisations to support the ongoing conservation and restoration work of the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Trust for Nature

Trust for NatureTrust for Nature was established in 1978 with the aim to conserve Victoria's most threatened native plants and wildlife by working collaboratively to protect nature on private land forever. A covenant is a permanent, legally-binding agreement placed on a property's title to ensure that the native vegetation, including the habitat for plants and wildlife, is protected in perpetuity.

In 2012, La Trobe University entered into an agreement with Trust for Nature to place a conservation covenant on the Wildlife Sanctuary. By doing this, we became one of more than 1380 covenants and 62,000 hectares of protected land across Victoria.

Conservation Volunteers Australia

Conservation Volunteers Australia logo Conservation Volunteers was founded in Australia in 1982 and involves over 10,000 volunteers every year, Conservation Volunteers is a leader in delivery of practical conservation programs, community involvement and a range of training programs. Conservation Volunteers has been recognised with many significant awards, including the United Nations’ Environment Program Global 500, Banksia Environmental Foundation Awards, and Ecotourism Australia’s Ecotourism Award 2009.

and Conservation Volunteers have had a long association with volunteers assisting with the on site conservation and land management work of the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Friends of the Wildlife Reserves

FOTWLR logoThe Friends of the Wildlife Reserves mission is to assist with the ongoing management and preservation of the Wildlife Reserves to support the native flora and fauna and to enrich our lives and those of future generations. The Wildlife Reserves include and the Parks Victoria Nature Conservation Reserves of Gresswell Hill, Gresswell Forest and Gresswell Habitat Link.

The Friends of the Wildlife Reserves host regular working bees which rotate through the reserves and assist at the Sanctuary with propagation and seed sorting.

Australian Plant Society, Yarra Yarra Group

APS Yarra YarraThe Australian Plant Society (Victoria) is dedicated to promoting, growing and the conservation of Australia Native Plants, in gardens, community areas and their original environments. At the , we have a close relationship with the APS, Yarra Yarra Group.

We provide the APS, Yarra Yarra Group with access to our facilities to grow plants and in turn they assist with the propagation and maintenance of indigenous plants for our nursery.

Native Fish Australia (VIC)

Native Fish AustraliaNative Fish Australia (VIC) is a volunteer organisation that is focussed on the well-being of Australia's native freshwater fish and the rivers, streams and other waterways that they inhabit. NFA have a native fish hatchery at La Trobe University that breeds a range of fish which are then released into waterways in conjunction with the relevant land managers.

We provide NFA use of our facilities for their monthly meetings and they assist us by providing advice related to the management and protection of native fish within our waterways.