Nickie and Malcolm Roach are the owners of The Tin Castle, a property located approximately 100km west of Innisfail, Queensland. The property is a residence and dedicated wildlife sanctuary used for wildlife rehabilitation, and features a large soft release enclosure for macropods and a smaller one for other mammals. It is Nickie and Malcolm’s intent for The Tin Castle to continue in these purposes, as well as to revegetate cleared paddocks.
The property covers 19.5 hectares, approximately half of which was previously cleared for use as a vineyard and the remainder composed of dry sclerophyll woodland. The Tin Castle is surrounded by state forest, and wildlife species known to occur on the sanctuary include eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus), whiptail (Macropus parryi) and agile (Macropus agilis) wallabies, common wallaroos (Macropus robustus), rufous bettongs (Aepyprymnus rufescens), ringtail (Pseudocheirus peregrinus) and brushtail (Trichosurus vulpecula) possums, northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus), short-beaked echidnas (Tachyglossus aculeatus), and an abundance of bird and reptile species.