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Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary & Indigenous Nursery

Regular Opening Hours

Monday10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday10:00am - 3:00pm
Wednesday10:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday10:00am - 3:00pm
Friday10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday10:00am - 3:00pm*

* During January, the nursery is only open on Sundays 10am-3pm

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

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).

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

Get in touch

T: (03) 9479 1206

Assistance dogs

Animals, with the exception of assistance dogs, are prohibited from the the Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary.

You do not need to notify anyone of your visit however, while in the Sanctuary, handlers are required to carry evidence that the dog is an assistance dog. Types of evidence accepted are:

  • Identification card issued for the animal by an accredited assistance dog training provider.
  • A letter from the visitor’s medical practitioner stating that it is an assistance dog and what its purpose is.
  • A state or territory government-issued public transport assistance animal pass.

The following park entry conditions also apply:

  • The dog should have clear identification that it is an assistance dog. For example, wearing an assistance dog identification coat or harness.
  • The dog must always be on a leash no more than 2 metres long and under strict control by the handler.
  • The assistance dog must not frighten or endanger native wildlife or be aggressive towards other visitors. Dogs behaving inappropriately or causing distress to wildlife e.g. barking will be asked to leave.
  • Assistance dogs must not be taken outside of designated visitor sites (e.g. picnic areas) and walking trails (i.e. no going off track)
  • Handlers must ensure that the dog meets behaviour and hygiene standards appropriate to public places. The animal will not be allowed park entry if it has an infectious disease that could impact on the health of the public or native animals. Any dog droppings are to be removed from the park and disposed of responsibly.
  • Access to specific areas may be restricted.

Before taking your assistance animal into national parks or other dog prohibited parks, it is recommended that you check the latest park information on potential hazards that may affect your dog e.g. fox baiting.

Found an animal that needs help?

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