Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Hanley Farm

Hannah and Wesley Rose are the owners of Hanley Farm, a property situated in Tallong, approximately 40km east of Goulburn, New South Wales. The property is a wildlife-friendly sanctuary and residence, also used for agriculture, recreation, tourism and to house several cows, goats and beehives. Hannah and Wesley wish to maintain the existing habitat and regenerate cleared land on the property for biodiversity, with a focus on wildlife-friendly weed management. They are involved in several wildlife groups and are also exploring local Land for Wildlife programs.

Hanley Farm spans 213 hectares comprised of steep cleared grassland and around 161 hectares of eucalypt woodland. The block is set on undulating land and is intersected by a permanent creek.

Wildlife is abundant and includes eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), eastern water dragons (Intellagama lesueurii), snakes, lizards, bees and other pollinators. Birds of prey including wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax) and kestrels are also present, as well as other native birds. Koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus) have also been spotted in neighbouring properties, and there may be platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) in the creek.