Judy and Tony Elliott are the owners of Glider Gully Nature Refuge, a property located in approximately 60km northwest of Bundaberg. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary used for wildlife rehabilitation, and it is Tony and Judy’s intention to continue to assist native local wildlife through these activities. The sanctuary is protected in-perpetuity through a registered Nature Refuge agreement with the Queensland government (30.1.06), and adjoins Litabella Nature Reserve.
The sanctuary covers 92.7 hectares predominantly comprised of eucalypt forest with wattle and grass tree understory, featuring many large trees with good hollows and several large gullies. Vegetation types include mixed tall open forest and woodland, with a mixed understory of grasses, shrubs and ferns. Despite there being no permanent water source on Glider Gully Nature Refuge, several small, semi-permanent waterholes provide for wildlife.
Wildlife species known to occur on Glider Gully Nature Refuge include numerous black-striped (Macropus dorsalis), swamp (Wallabia bicolor), whiptail (Macropus parryi) and red-necked (Macropus rufogriseus) wallabies, eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), northern brown (Isoodon macrourus) and long-nosed (Perameles nasuta) bandicoots, short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, greater (Petauroides volans), squirrel (Petaurus norfolcensis), sugar (Petaurus breviceps) and possibly yellow-bellied (Petaurus australis) gliders, koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), lace (Varanus varius) and sand (Varanus gouldii) monitors, and a variety of bird, frog and reptile species.