Whether you’ve come across the world or you’re just down the road - welcome to Bonorong!

Bonorong is a sanctuary for wildlife run by a passionate team of like-minded people. We're a social enterprise: a little business with a biiiig heart. The skills and funds generated through the sanctuary allow us to proactively address problems in our surrounding environment and communities.

A visit to Bonorong is a chance to come closer than ever to something wild and fragile. You’ll come face to face with animals that went extinct long ago in other parts Australia -- the same animals we’re working hard to protect now.

By walking through our old wooden gate you’ll become part of something special - everything we do, we do with your help.

From all of us here at Bonorong (four feet, two feet and no feet), we look forward to seeing you soon!


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  • Shy Albatross photo by Eric Woehler
    Shy Albatross – from Poatina to Tasman Peninsula
    You may have heard in the news recently that a Shy Albatross was found a long way from home: in Poatina, up north. Thanks to a dedicated member of the public, the Animal Medical Centre in Launceston and our rescuers, we were able to transfer the albatross (nicknamed “Alby”) at our seabird rehabilitation centre in Brighton and give him the rest and rehabilitation he needed. A young albatross, Alby […]...
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  • Do you dream of working with animals?
    Do you dream of working with animals?
    Intakes are now open for our internships! One of Bonorong’s biggest strengths, and something we are extremely proud of, is our standard of animal husbandry and professionalism. Bonorong created two nationally-recognised training programs in partnership with TasTAFE. “Being able to complete the Certificate II in Animal Studies through the Internship at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary was definitely a life changing experience. I was able to learn what it meant to […]...
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  • Meet Jasper, our newest baby wombat.
    Meet Jasper, our newest baby wombat.
    Let’s face it: baby wombats are pretty cute. Of all the marsupials out there, they are the one that get people swooning every time. But as we discovered in our recent profile of carer Linda, they’re also hard work to raise! We thought we’d share the journey of one little wombat with you – from rescue to release, right here on this blog. It’ll be a multi-year process, but […]...
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  • Shearwater season is underway!
    Shearwater season is underway!
    Shearwater season is well & truly underway at the Sanctuary with our 30th Short-tailed Shearwater coming into care overnight. All of these birds have come in for some R&R over the past fortnight, most of them usually only needing to spend 3-4 days in our care. There has also been another 43 birds that have been rehabilitated by dedicated wildlife carers based in the north and south. So all […]...
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Certificate of Excellence winner
2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015!