Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / VIC / Burra Djaa

Lynlee Tozer is the owner of Burra Djaa, a property situated in Inglewood, approximately 70km northwest of Bendigo, Victoria. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary also used for recreation such as bushwalking and birdwatching. Lynlee aims to maintain and conserve the land and plans to use the bushland to trade native vegetation offset credits.

The property covers 173.5 hectares of dense bushland and was historically used to harvest and distill eucalyptus oil, with evidence of past goldmining. The site also features several Aboriginal stone stools, indicating a long history of use by local Aboriginals.

Vegetation is characterised as Box Ironbark Forest, Sandstone Ridge Shrubland (a mallee community), Grassy Woodland and Metamorphic Slopes Shrubby Woodland. Approximately half of the property is comprised of forest vegetation dominated by box ironbark and grassy woodland. The remainder of the block is mallee vegetation, with some areas dominated by the endangered blue mallee (Eucalyptus polybractea) and others featuring melaleuca species.

A wide range of wildlife is found on the property including eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), yellow-footed antechinuses (Antechinus flavipes), eastern bearded dragons (Pogona barbata), jacky dragons (Amphibolurus muricatus), shingleback lizards (Tiliqua rugosa), eastern brown snakes (Pseudonaja textilis), sand goannas (Varanus gouldii) and possibly lace monitors (Varanus varius).

Birdlife is abundant and includes diamond firetails (Stagonopleura guttata), tawny frogmouths (Podargus strigoides), southern boobooks (Ninox boobook), white-browed babblers (Pomatostomus superciliosus) and a vast array of other species.