George’s Refuge was purchased with the intent to preserve the natural beauty of the countryside, and its flora and fauna. Located 200 km north of Toowoomba, the sanctuary comprises 16.19 hectares of primarily farming land on open forest country, with a third dominated by narrow-leaf ironbark (Eucalyptus crebra).
George Sives’ property features four dams, and a river on the northern boundary which provides ample water for the abundant birdlife and links the corridor between Dangore and Cushnie State Forests, both within a 20 km radius of the sanctuary.
Wildlife present on the property includes swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), geckos, frogs, and a wide variety of birds including laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae) and finches. George’s primary goal is to use the property sustainably.