Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / VIC / Carolyn and Peter’s Refuge

Carolyn and Peter Golding are the owners of a property situated in Monbulk, approximately 60km east of Melbourne, Victoria. The property is a wildlife-friendly sanctuary, residence and recreational site which also supports horses and chickens. Carolyn and Peter wish to maintain the land for these purposes while supporting native wildlife on their property.  

The property spans 2.1 hectares across a rural lifestyle property adjacent to Emerald Creek, featuring four fenced paddocks and a small dam. Part of the property is comprised of eucalypt woodland, which provides habitat for a range of species.

Wildlife present on the property includes bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), king parrots (Alisterus scapularis), owls, rosellas (Platycercus spp.), yellow-tailed black-cockatoos (Zanda funerea), sulphur-crested cockatoos (Cacatua galerita), eastern yellow robins (Eopsaltria australis), azure kingfishers (Alcedo azurea), superb fairy-wrens (Malurus cyaneus) and laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae).