Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Dingo Den Sanctuary

Joshua Said is the owner of Dingo Den Sanctuary, a property located approximately 35km west of Parramatta. The property is a residence and wildlife-friendly sanctuary used as a dingo sanctuary to rehabilitate displaced dingoes that have come into human care via a number of factors. It is Joshua’s intent to expand Dingo Den Sanctuary through the purchase of vacant neighbouring land, while rehabilitating it with native species to better provide habitat for a range of wildlife species. The presence of dingoes will limit presence of cats, assisting nesting for birds that frequent the area.

The property covers 0.2 fully fenced hectares featuring creeks and a dam that provides a year-round water source for wildlife. Dingo Den Sanctuary has recently been cleared of non-native species and is in the process of being planted with a range of grevillea, wattle, banksia, and native grass species, as well as grass trees (Xanthorrhoea spp.), spear (Doryanthes palmeri), rock (Dendrobium speciosum) and Gymea (Doryanthes excelsa) lilys, and various cedars and eucalypts.

Wildlife species known to inhabit the sanctuary include dingoes (Canis dingo), Australian magpies (Cracticus tibicen), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), superb fairy wrens (Malurus cyaneus), satin bower birds (Ptilonorhynchus violaceus), pied currawongs (Strepera graculina), double-barred finches (Taeniopygia bichenovii), kingfishers, bell-miners (Manorina melanophrys), wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax), and a range of native lizards, skinks, frogs and insects. Yellow-footed rock-wallabies (Petrogale xanthopus xanthopus) and eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) live in the adjacent National Park, and often border the Dingo Den Sanctuary fenceline.