Wildlife Land Trust / Sanctuaries / VIC / Sally and PJ’s Refuge

PJ and Sally White are the owners of a property located approximately 30km west of Colac.  The property is a dedicated wildlife sanctuary, home and hobby farm, and it is PJ and Sally’s intention to eventually become wildlife carers when their children are older, but for now will continue to protect their land and its wildlife inhabitants.

The sanctuary covers 5 hectares on the Stony Rises, featuring a series of barriers and small valleys on very rocky volcanic soil.  Vegetation types include many species of native grasses and eucalypts, predominantly blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis), but also manna gums (Eucalyptus viminalis), as well as blackwoods (Acacia melanoxylon) and kangaroo apples (Solanum aviculare).

Wildlife species known to occur on the sanctuary include eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), swamp wallabies (Wallabia bicolor), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), koalas (Phascolarctos cinereus), southern brown bandicoots (Isoodon obesulus), bush rats (Rattus fuscipes), sulphur-crested (Cacatua galerita) and gang-gang (Callocephalon fimbriatum) cockatoos, magpies (Gymnorhina tibicen), laughing kookaburras (Dacelo novaeguineae), wrens, and a pair of sacred kingfishers (Todiramphus sanctus), while a pair of wedge-tailed eagles (Aquila audax) have been sighted overhead.