Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Where wombats dominate and humans accommodate!

Wombats OAM
We have received an
Order of Australia for our work with wombats, June 2017. It is very humbling to be recognised in such a way and makes the hard work, long hours and selfless days worth it for wombats. 

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We are a registered charity with the ACNC and our ABN is 38 586 315 440

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.    Wombat's charity bank account details: 
Sleepy Burrows Sanctuary Inc          BSB 062 915        ACCOUNT NUMBER 1023 9719 

Become a Wombassador for wombats

Help with the weekly costs ($1500-$1900). We buy 1 tonne plus of hard feed and 40kg of wombat milk EVERY month. It costs approx $1400 to raise a wombat PER YEAR. Every pinkie is a 2-3yr commitment. 'Damaged/pet wombats' take us years to rehabilitate and reverse the damage done by humans.  Help us continue to make a difference for wombats long term. 

 Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary

Yes, we save dogs from time to time as well. 

 The ponies have a home at the sanctuary as well. 

Wombats can make a very high pitched scream when fending off danger or other wombats.

FACT: Wombats with sarcoptic mange, untreated will die the most hideous death. 3 options folks:

1. Treat the wombat to 100% health

2. Have the wombat humanely put down (shot)

3. Have it on your conscience and watch it die slowly over months and months if you do nothing - this is reality. Please do something for them. 

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To be the best wombat sanctuary in Australia, driven and taught by the best teachers, wombats.
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. 

You will see cute videos and photos of young wombats - remember all young animals are 'cute' when young but they grow up. Even I was cute when I was small - you guessed it, I grew up! 
Wombats grow up to be one of the most aggressive, solitary and strong marsupials who 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.