Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / NSW / Rocky Creek Wildlife Refuge

Sandra Stewart and Jeremy Nunn own and manage Rocky Creek Wildlife Refuge, a property located approximately 2km from Goulburn River National Park. The property is recognised as a Wildlife Refuge under the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service refuge system. Sandra and Jeremy are both General Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitators and have been releasing native animals on the property for seven years, and are Wwoof and Helpex hosts. The property will be maintained as a wildlife sanctuary, used for wildlife rehabilitation and educational purposes.

Sandra and Jeremy plan to undertake more tree planting, replace barbed wire fences and remove many of the internal fences on the property in order to assist wildlife movements on the property. They also plan to remove blackberry from the creek line and build more wildlife rehabilitation enclosures.

The sanctuary covers 68 hectares of rocky land. Some parts of the property were previously cleared, but vegetation is recovering to almost its natural state in some sections. The property is bordered by a creek, which provides a permanent water source for wildlife.

Vegetation on the sanctuary is largely dominated by eucalypts, she-oaks (Casuarina spp.) and some Grassy Box Woodland. A wide range of wildlife inhabits the sanctuary including bare-nosed wombats (Vombatus ursinus), red-necked wallabies (Macropus rufogriseus), common wallaroos (Macropus robustus), eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), brushtail possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) and numerous birds (including a threatened tree creeper).