Welcome to Badgerys Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

Located 1km above sea level in the remote southern mountain ranges of New South Wales Australia, where we rescue, rehabilitate and care for injured and orphaned native wildlife.

Welcome to Badgerys Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

Located 1km above sea level in the remote southern mountain ranges of New South Wales Australia, where we rescue, rehabilitate and care for injured and orphaned native wildlife.

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Surrounded by State forest and National park, the sanctuary was established in 2015 to care for injured and orphaned wildlife - primarily kangaroos and wallabies.

OUR FUNDRAISER

We've had a lot of expenses lately.

Special milk formula needed for our joeys costs over $250 for a 10kg bag, which lasts only a few months. Hay and straw for bedding keep the sick ones warm here in the cold winter. Supplementary food is needed to help them survive when there is little natural food available, especially as the forests here are still struggling to recover after the 2020 bushfires that destroyed the sanctuary. Vet consults and treatments are often needed, which require medications and medical supplies. We also need to maintain and repair fencing and enclosures that are damaged during storms or when trees damaged by the fires fall.

We do not get any assistance from the Australian or NSW Governments and rarely receive assistance from wildlife organisations who are supposed to help.

We pay almost all of the sanctuary expenses with an occasional donation from generous people who care about our native wildlife.

We do not have any paid staff or employees, so every dollar donated is used to help our native wildlife.

Any amount donated, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated and will allow us to continue to help our injured and orphaned wildlife.

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Mikeys back!

We are so happy. After almost a year, Mikey has returned for a visit.

He was released with 2 other males, Ofrey and Sven last year after coming here as an injured joey in 2020. We were not sure if he was still alive, as many don't make it. He's in great health and so strong and wild. We hope he stays around for a while to teach the younger males here to be strong and survive.

Life can be short for male kangaroos



During the black summer bushfires of 2019-20, 3 out of control bushfires destroyed the sanctuary.
We stayed to defend and protect the animals, however we were forced to evacuate when the fires became too hot to survive.
We returned 2 days later and began rescuing and treating the survivors.

Despite this setback, we will continue to do what we can to help our wildlife and have started the long process of rebuilding the sanctuary with the help from generous people who care about Australia's unique wildlife.

Whilst every February 1st will always be a sad day for us, we get so much happiness knowing the survivors of those terrible fires are living free and happy lives now - some have joeys too.

HUHA New Zealand, with their team of volunteers, crossed the Tasman and arrived at our sanctuary to help save the survivors of the devastating black summer bushfires. HUHA helped us and the survivors of the fires here when no one else would - we will always be grateful.

Here is a short video of the help HUHA provided us and the affects bushfires have on our wildlife and their habitat.

WARNING IMAGES OF DECEASED WILDLIFE



ABC National News 18 April 2020

The ABC news have aired a report about our struggle to get help for the injured wildlife we rescued after the bushfire.