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Healesville Sanctuary




Ashley with Helmeted Honeyeater

Keeper Ashley gets to know the locals at the Sanctuary

San Diego Zoo Keeper Ashley Roberts has had five years’ experience working and caring for a range of wildlife but her first day on the job at Healesville Sanctuary was her first time working with the critically endangered local species, the Helmeted Honeyeater.

6 September 2016

Love your zoos? Vote for us!

The annual RACV Victorian Tourism People's Choice Awards are now open and you can vote for your zoos as your favourite attraction! You can vote for Melbourne Zoo as the People’s Choice Award for Favourite Metropolitan Attraction Experience and Healesville Sanctuary for People’s Choice Award for Favourite Regional Attraction Experience.

19 August 2016
Zoos Victoria logo

Healesville Sanctuary reopens


Healesville Sanctuary has reopened for the day with plenty of time still to enjoy our wonderful native wildlife.

9 August 2016
Merri and mum

A Merri time at Healesville Sanctuary

Healesville Sanctuary’s newest arrival has been named. Koala joey has been named Merri thanks to Herald Sun reader, Angelina. 

8 August 2016
Eastern Pygmy Possum

Pygmy possum puzzle solved

Pygmy possums - as their name suggests, are very small. In fact they can weigh a tiny 16 grams. Being this small and also being Australia’s only hibernating marsupial means that seeing a pygmy possum in the wild is extremely rare.

8 July 2016

RACV member offer

The brand new Koala Forest has opened at Healesville Sanctuary and RACV members are invited to a special Koala offer.

1 July 2016

Mani Birthday wishes for Goodfellow's Tree-Kangaroo

Hip Hip Hooray it’s Mani the Goodfellow’s Tree-Kangaroo birthday today! Healesville Sanctuary’s Tree-Kangaroo Mani turned three yesterday and to mark this special occasion Keepers organised a delicious and beautiful cake.

29 June 2016

Wedginald the Wedge-tail Eagle

Healesville Sanctuary is treating a young Wedge-tailed Eagle which had been shot then hit by a car.

Weginald the Wedge-tailed Eagle was found at Mt Cottrell (western suburbs of Melbourne) in early May and was brought to the Australian Wildlife Health Centre for emergency surgery.

24 June 2016
Koala Forest house warming

Koala Forest open!

This Winter Healesville Sanctuary is proud to launch a brand new exhibit, Koala Forest. This new exhibit celebrates the most iconic of Australian animals - the Koala.

22 June 2016
Jinda and Tambo

Dingoes Tambo and Jinda celebrate their sixth birthday

Double Trouble! Jinda and Tambo, Healesville Sanctuary’s adorable Alpine Dingo pups are all grown up and will be turning six on Friday! These two rambunctious pups will be on display at Dingo Country, so make sure you come and say happy birthday to them.

9 June 2016