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Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Where wombats dominate and humans accommodate!

Want to help us at Sleepy Burrows Wombat sanctuary? You can donate towards the wombats weekly costs ($400 currently). Every cent goes to wombat food, medications and infrastructure. It costs $1200 to raise a wombat. Every pinkie is a 2-3yr commitment. 'Damaged/pet wombats' take us years to rehabilitate and reverse the damage done by humans.  

Wombat t-shirts

Limited editions, changing all the time with new images. 

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Wombat mugs

Buy one of our unique mugs and feed a wombat for 3 days

OUR AIM
To be the best wombat sanctuary in NSW Australia, driven and taught by the best teachers, wombats themselves.
To continue our high rate of success with releasing wombats (WITH THE NECESSARY SKILLS) back to the bush at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary.
Driving a passion in people for wombats which will ultimately lead to education, community involvement and the preservation of the species long term. 


WOMBATS ARE NOT PETS
You will see cute videos and photos of young wombats - remember all young animals are 'cute' when young but they grow up. Wombats grow up to be one of the most aggressive, solitary and strong marsupials and belong in the bush. We show you all aspects of wombats, when they are young and older for followers to learn about wombats, not to encourage wanting them as pets. It is illegal in Australia. Do the right thing by wombats and hand them in to the right environment to be taught the correct skills to survive in the bush. If not, all you are creating is a death sentence for the wombat eventually. 


We are a self funded wombat sanctuary in NSW Australia. We specialise in rehabilitating injured, orphaned and pet wombats. We raise orphaned wombats and teach them the necessary skills so that they can be released back into the Australian bush, where they belong.  The sanctuary was started initially to deal with injured wombats but over the years the amount of orphans or 'pet' wombats we are handed has increased substantially. 

Pet wombats in particular take a lot of time and dedication to reverse the damage done by humans but every wombat deserves the chance to live where it belongs. If we can undo the damage, we most certainly do and ensure they have the correct skills in the end to survive and thrive. 


Our work includes relocating wombats, assisting councils and farmers, educating children and people in general about wombats. Encouraging co-existence in our ever changing world which is dominating their habitat in a very serious way. 


We have seen big changes over the years in terms of wombat location, injuries, stress on populations and so much more. Education is the key as is smart rehabilitation for the successful release of these animals back into the bush where they will in fact survive with the necessary skills. 


If you love, like, are interested in or just want to learn about wombats, follow us at www.Facebook.com/sleepyburrows with regular updates on events and the animals in our everyday lives at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary. You can also view heaps of our wombat videos on our Facebook page or on this website. Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary also have t-shirts and mugs for sale at our webstore, all limited editions you will never find in a shop. 

Wombats can make a very high pitched scream when fending off danger or other wombats.
Jasper the wombat when he came in to the sanctuary

Blog of a wombat called Dawn

Dawn is an old wombat who lives at Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary. She was rescued in the early hours one morning, hence the name 'Dawn'. She now spends her time writing her memoirs inbetween eating and sleeping.