Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / VIC / Red Box Wildlife Shelter

Scott Medwell and Nikki Hansen-Medwell are the owners of Bed and Broccoli, a property located in Elphinstone, approximately 100km northwest of Melbourne, Victoria. The sanctuary is also the site of Red Box Wildlife Shelter, a rescue and rehabilitation program for eastern grey kangaroos and brushtail possums. Along with this, Scott and Nikki rescue and rehabilitate domestic farm animals on the property.

The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary, rehabilitation site and residence. Scott and Nikki also run a not-for-profit international program educating students about kangaroos, and are currently working with schools in Australia, Germany, Kenya, Iraq and China. Scott and Nikki intend to continue utilizing the sanctuary for education, conservation and wildlife rehabilitation.

The property covers approximately 24.28 hectares and consists of around 90% native bushland. The property features two dwellings and a large lake, which provides water and habitat for wildlife. Vegetation consists of Eucalypt woodland dominated by ghost gum (Corymbia aparrerinja) and red box (Eucalyptus polyanthemos), and various native grasses.

A wide array of wildlife is present on the property, including eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), brush-tailed phascogales (Phascogale tapoatafa), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), sugar gliders (Petaurus breviceps), brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) and ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) possums and various bats. A wide range of birdlife is also found on the property.