Matthew and Christie Jarrett are the owners of Aurora, a property located approximately 20km northwest of Bathurst. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary also used for wildlife rehabilitation, and it is Matthew and Christie’s intent for it to continue in these purposes for the foreseeable future. Matthew and Christie are members of WIRES and Aurora features a soft release enclosure for macropods.
The sanctuary covers 5.6 mountainside hectares, with vegetation types dominated by various Eucalypt species as well as an assortment of native bushes and shrubs. Wildlife species for which Aurora is known to provide habitat include eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), common wallaroos (Macropus robustus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), and short-beaked echindas (Tachyglossus aculeatus).
It is also home to a variety of reptile species and birds such as king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), eastern ground parrots (Pezoporus wallicus wallicus), eastern rosellas (Platycercus eximius), Australian white ibises (Threskiornis moluccus), Australian magpies (Cracticus tibicen), ravens (Corvus coronoides), wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), falcons and hawks. Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) have also been sighted in close proximity to the sanctuary.