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COVID-19 Update

As part of the of the University response to COVID-19, the Wildlife Sanctuary will be closed to the public.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept plant orders during this time. We would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their support and understanding as we have adapted to the changing situation.

As soon as we are able to reopen, we will. We encourage you to check back regularly or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date.

In the meantime, you can read more about the University's response here.

Online nesting box orders for postage are still being processed, more details here.

La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary & Retail Shop

Normal Opening Hours*

Sunday to Friday
10am - 3pm
Gold coin entry at the gate

*Some public holidays may alter our opening hours

Self guided tours
Sunday to Friday
10am - 3pm
Gold coin entry at the gate

(Opening times outside our opening hours are by appointment and may incur charges. Public holidays may affect our opening hours.)

Get in touch with us

T: (03) 9479 1206

Found an animal that needs help?

Please contact Wildlife Victoria on (03) 8400 7300. La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary does not have the facilities nor permits to treat sick or injured animals, nor can we take on orphaned young.

Getting Here

We are located on La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus. Access for all visitors and nursery customers is via La Trobe Avenue (near the roundabout on Main Drive, opposite Car Park 8).

Wildlife Sanctuary Walking Map [PDF 9.5MB]

Visit our La Trobe University Melbourne campus Location and Maps and Transport pages to plan your journey.