Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / QLD / Batavia Flying Fox Sanctuary

Melinda Brennan is the owner of Batavia Flying Fox Sanctuary, a property located approximately 25km northwest of Caboolture.  The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and its position adjoins the Woodford flying fox colony. The property is used as a crèche and release site for rehabilitated orphaned and injured flying foxes. The rehabilitation aviary is 12 metres by 10 metres.

The property covers 2.5 hectares consisting of paperbark swamp through which flows One Mile Creek. Dominant vegetation types include paperbarks (Melaleuca spp.), tea-trees (Leptospermum spp.) and eucalypts.

Examples of wildlife species known to occur on Batavia Flying Fox Sanctuary include grey-headed (Pteropus poliocephalus), black (Pteropus alecto), and little red (Pteropus scapulatus) flying foxes, red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), straw-necked ibis (Threskiornis spinicollis), multiple water birds and a large number of transient bird species.