Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / VIC / Melrose Wildlife Sanctuary

Deborah Hurdle is the owner of Melrose Wildlife Sanctuary, a property situated in Rosedale, approximately 100km southwest of Bairnsdale, Victoria. The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary and Deborah intends to preserve it for native species and their habitat, having enhanced and expanded habitat for native species by conserving native plants and planting a variety of trees such as black wattle. Deborah is a licensed wildlife carer and rehabilitates native species at Melrose Wildlife Sanctuary.

The property covers 4.3 hectares situated between the La Trobe River and Holey Plains State Park, and features native grasslands and eucalypts. A wide range of wildlife is present including swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums, eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) and a growing number of frog species.