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Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary

170-200 Taits Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria, 3227

The Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on five acres of land on the Northern edge of Barwon Heads.

Jirrahlinga, Aboriginal for 'Seek a home for a kangaroo', was established more than 30 years ago by Tehree Gordon to be a haven for injured wildlife. Following the Ash Wednesday Bush fires in 1983, Jirrahlinga received national and international media coverage acclaiming the rescue mission launched to seek out and treat shocked and burnt animals. However, Jirrahlinga is not just for distressed native animals, it is primarily about people. Particularly people who have a disability, a special need, the frail or the aged.

What better therapy could there be than to come into a supportive environment to work quietly with animals or just visit and touch a koala or joey that do not place demands on a person's physical or mental capacities.

Content: Jirrahlinga - Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Adults: $18 Children 3 - 15 years: $10 Children under 3: FREE Family - 2 Adults + 3 children under 15: $55 Seniors Card Holders: $15

$10.00 - $18.00
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Actively welcomes people with access needs
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with high support needs who uses a hoist and always travel with a carer
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Interactive centre
  • Kiosk
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
170-200 Taits Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria, 3227

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