Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary

Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquariums and Wildlife Parks

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.


Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Interactive Centre Kiosk Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for high support needs Wheelchair access


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


From AU$10.00

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

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