Bonorong Wildlife Rescue is a Tasmania-wide, 24/7 wildlife rescue service.

If you are in need of advice or assistance, please call
0447 264 625
any time of the day or night.


Welcome to Bonorong.


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 of 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!

Acknowledgement of Country

The name ‘BONORONG’ is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning ‘native companion’.

We acknowledge that this Sanctuary is on land originally owned by the Mumirimina people.

The Mumirimina people were dispossessed of their land and did not survive the early colonial period of Tasmania.

We pay respects to their memory and we acknowledge the Palawa people, today’s Tasmanian Aboriginal community, as the traditional owners of the land.



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with Tasmania’s wildlife. 

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From Tassie devils to blue-tongued lizards, koalas
to bettongs and everything in between. 

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