Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
The Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary staff consists of a curator assisted by a dedicated and enthusiastic band of volunteers.
We are involved in the rescue and rehabilitation of native fauna and many of our volunteers are licensed to care for orphaned and injured animals and birds. While we realise the enormity of the task we are taking on, we are excited at the challenge.
We are confident that with the support of Fraser Coast Council, business community, learning institutions, locals and visitors, we can become a major attraction for the area as well as continuing to provide a home for our animals.
The Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary came into being in 2004 when Nature World in Hervey Bay closed down. It was established by TESS (Training Employment Support Services) to accommodate the animals that were in need of a new home.
In July, 2013 TESS decided it was time to concentrate on their core business and accepted an offer from Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary Inc. to lease the facility.
The exisiting curator, Ray Revill, is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the sanctuary.
The goals of the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary are:
- To provide a haven for Australian native animals and birds in a natural environment
- Undertake the rescue and rehabilitation of injured and sick native animals and birds
- Promote education and understanding of our native fauna
- To contribute to our community and region by providing a facility which people can visit for an enjoyable experience, interact with and increase their knowledge of our native animals and birds
- Become a tourist attraction for the Fraser Coast region