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2020 Calendar Photo Submission

The theme for the 2020 calendar will be “Nature from all angles”. We are excited to see your interpretation of this theme!


  1. Like and Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram
  2. Email your submission to wildlife@latrobe.edu.au
  3. Deadline Sunday 22 September 2019


  • Photographs must comply with the theme
  • Photographs must be shot from 1 Jan 2018
  • Maximum 3 submissions per person
  • Must be good quality
  • Submitted as .jpeg or .jpg format
  • Must be taken from within the Sanctuary
  • The calendar is A4 landscape. Therefore photographs (cropped or original) or composites must be in landscape orientation.


  • We will be selecting 15 images in total (One for the front cover, two for the inner back cover, and one for each month. No photo on back cover).
  • Submissions selected for the calendar will receive 2x calendars and 2x tickets to a Twilight Tour as a thank you.
  • Photographer credit will be included with the photograph in the calendar.


You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctaury a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the calendar. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.

Nangak Tamboree launch - April 2019

We recently had the opportunity to host the official naming of Nangak Tamboree, the eco-corridor which runs through La Trobe University.

Nangak Tamboree means respecting, sharing and looking after the waterway in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people.

We are excited to be an important component of this vital link from Gresswell Habitat Link and Gresswell Forest to our north, right through the main campus, all the way to Darebin Creek in the south.

Learn more about vision for Nangak Tamboree.

New Visitor Experiences Team - July 2018

Exciting times in 2018 thanks to the formation of our new Visitor Experiences Team!

We welcome Ally Borgelt (Visitor Experiences Coordinator), Claire Lowe (Visitor Experiences Officer) and Stephanie Chan (Visitor Experiences Assistant) and look forward to what they will achieve in 2018 and beyond!

You can look forward to engaging new education experiences and improved bookable spaces throughout the sanctuary as they put a new spin on what we have to offer!

Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show - March 2018

After months of meetings and growing hundreds of plants, La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary Indigenous Nursery finally got to see the results of its collaboration with the talented STEM Landscape Architecture and Design!

The "Living Garden display" landed second place proving how beautiful an indigenous garden can be!

La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary provided the majority of plants for the display which where all sourced locally.

Predator Proof Fence Completion - 2017