Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue

Roz and Kevin Holme are the owners of Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue and Hospital, located approximately 20 km from Cessnock. Purchased with the intent of dedication as a wildlife sanctuary, the property is registered as a Wildlife Refuge with the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.

The property covers 76.89 hectares and features large expanses of white gum bushland and turpentine, which provide habitat for brush-tailed rock wallabies (Petrogale penicillata), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), common wallaroos (Macropus robustus), a variety of birds including glossy black cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami), and a number of reptile species.

Roz and Kevin manage their property as a sanctuary and rehabilitation site for rescued wildlife. They are trying to build a wildlife hospital, mainly for wombats suffering from sarcoptic mange, and are planting more trees to create further habitat for the animals.