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, rehabiltate 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, rehabiltate and care for injured and orphaned native wildlife.


21 May 2021

Very exciting news. Our Triage Centre has arrived!

It took almost a year to organise and 3 months to build - its now here. A heartfelt thanks to Humane Society International Australia for providing all of the funding. HSI are truly an amazing organisation and without their continued support after the fires, we would not have been able to continue to help our wildlife. And thanks Dee and Jodie, for their fantastic work making this a reality.


Mikey - An Eastern Grey Kangaroo joey suffering from a fractured Pelvis is now fully recovered
November 2020

Mikey's mum was hit and killed by a truck. He was thrown from his mums pouch onto the road. He was lucky to survive, but sustained a fracture to his Pelvis. After many months of care, he has now recovered and can enjoy time with our mob. Grow big Mikey!


Humane Society International Australia - Facebook Post, 24 December 2020

Humane Society International Visit our sanctuary - December 2020 A few weeks ago, Humane Society International Australia took the time to travel to our sanctuary to see what extra help we might need. Our wildlife sanctuary has been a member of HSI for a number of years, so in preperation for the advancing bushfires, we asked them for funding to buy a few medical supplies to treat the expected injured wildlife we share our forest with. Without hesitation, HSI quickly provided the funds. Although we grossly underestimated the need for meds, it was these meds that allowed us to save many kangaroos and wallabies in the week before the HUHANZ team arrived to help save many many more. It was HSI that then provided more funding to build many hectares of feral proof enclosures, with help from BlazeAid volunteers, so the surviving treated wildlife could recover without fear of predation. HSI provided more funding for shelters so the recovering roos and wallabies would stay warm and dry, as well as funding for food and a new water tank to replace the one damaged in the fires. The help we received from HSI is a testament to their commitment to our wildlife and those trying to save them. Thanks heaps HSI!.

Humane Society International Australia visit our sanctuary

As three major fires converged on Badgerys Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in early February, wildlife carers Peter and Mimi day narrowly escaped with their lives and the few joeys they were able to take with them.

They returned to find their kangaroo enclosures destroyed and the surrounding forests scorched, with many animals they had cared for over the years undoubtedly having perished in the fires.
HSI quickly provided funding for burn medication and food for the remaining animals and worked with Peter and Mimi to build new fences around the property to keep soft-released kangaroos safe from cars and dog attacks. We also provided two shelters to protect joeys from the elements, and a water tank to replace the one destroyed in the fires and ensure wildlife in care had vital access to water.

Please visit and like their FB post

New Zealand Country Calender July 2020

When the fires burnt through our wildlife sanctuary this year, a small but dedicated group from New Zealand came to the rescue. They are HUHANZ (Helping you help Animals) and led by the amazing Carolyn Press Mckenzie. The latest episode of Country Calender aired on New Zealand TV last Sunday showcasing the incredible work they did here and continue to do in their homeland. For those of us outside New Zealand, we can now watch it on YouTube. Thanks HUHANZ, keep up the great work.

Bushfire recovery grant helps wildlife carers - July 2020

Six months after bushfires almost destroyed his Tantawangalo wildlife sanctuary, Peter Day has received a $5,000 grant to support his animal rescue program.
Bushfire rescue Bombala Australia
Peter and his wife Mimi escaped with four joeys in their car, just moments before bushfires tore through their property near Cathcart. "A National Parks truck came flying up our driveway and the officer told us we must get out. He said we couldn't defend the property and we would die if we stayed," Peter said. "As we left, the whole place went up. It was an inferno as we got out."

Despite the intensity of the fire, the couple's home and their wildlife sanctuary survived. However, all their fencing was lost and with it the ability to keep rescued animals safe.

Snowy Monaro Regional Council has passed on the $5,000 grant to help Peter's wildlife rescue program recover and to support the sanctuary's ongoing work in caring for injured native animals. Peter has received the grant through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements program. "I'm so glad to have received this funding, it is very good news," Peter said. "Thank you for the assistance. The funding will help rebuild what we lost and further the work we can do to support injured wildlife."

Upon returning to the property following their bushfire escape, Peter and Mimi quickly began treating injured wildlife. They were helped by New Zealand organisation HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) who established a triage clinic at the sanctuary. Supported by Snowy Monaro based wildlife rescue group LAOKO (Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans), Peter and Mimi have been able to release treated animals back into the Tantawangalo State Forest. "We were fortunate to have been assisted by HUHA and LAOKO," Peter said. "Assistance also came from the Humane Society, who straight away provided us with funds to rebuild our fences to ensure the animals are kept safe before their release."

Peter and Mimi have been with BlazeAid's Bombala camp to repair their damaged fencing. The BlazeAid volunteers have built fences designed for the sanctuary. Wombat gates and high fences are keeping the native animals safe. "Thanks to BlazeAid I can sleep at night knowing the animals are safe," Peter said. BlazeAid volunteers enjoyed their time at sanctuary, learning more about Australia's native animals and how the sanctuary is used to rehabilitate injured 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.