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Whether you need advice getting your garden through the hottest summer or the wettest winter, we will be happy to help with any questions you might have. We have a plentiful supply of indigenous plants to offer and can give you advice on how to help them flourish.

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary has been in operation for half a century, and in that time we have gained an extraordinary amount of knowledge. Our staff are passionate about what they do and enjoy educating the community on how to best enhance their very own Sanctuary at home.

Indigenous Plants

The La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary specialises in indigenous plants from Melbourne's north and can help you create your very own indigenous garden at home.

Many of the plants you will find in our retail shop can also be seen growing in their natural environment within the Sanctuary itself. We invite all members of our community to experience this natural habitat and use it as an opportunity for some window-shopping for your newest plant.

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Nesting Boxes

Nesting boxes are artificial hollows that provide a habitat for native animals. They are particularly useful in suburban areas where loss of natural nesting sites is becoming an increasing problem.

By purchasing a nesting box, you can provide habitat for native animals in your garden or local area and aid in their survival by keeping them out of roofs and away from pest animals. LTWS nesting boxes are constructed from environmentally responsible eco-ply and are durable, aesthetically pleasing, easy to install and do not affect the growth of trees they are placed on.

Available Built and in Flat pack

Discounts apply to orders of more than 10 boxes (5%) or 50 boxes and more (10%). Please email wildlife@latrobe.edu.au for a quote.


Go to Webstore to purchase our range of Nesting Boxes online

Installation Instructions

Other Products

In addition to plants and nesting boxes, we also supply a range of other gardening and wildlife related products. Make sure you come in and visit us as products will change periodically:

  • Potting mix
  • Tree guards and stakes
  • Weed mats
  • Ceramic and terracotta pots
  • Cards
  • Plant id books
  • Colouring books
  • Giftware
  • Compost-A-Pak reusable bags