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Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary

Address: Taits Road, Barwon Heads, Victoria 3227

Phone: 03 5254 2484  

Email: tehree@jirrahlinga.com.au
Web: jirrahlinga.com.au

The Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary is situated on five acres of land on the Northern edge of Barwon Heads.

Jirrahlinga, Aboriginal for 'Seek a home for a kangaroo', was established more than 30 years ago by Tehree Gordon to be a haven for injured wildlife. Following the Ash Wednesday Bush fires in 1983, Jirrahlinga received national and international media coverage acclaiming the rescue mission launched to seek out and treat shocked and burnt animals. However, Jirrahlinga is not just for distressed native animals, it is primarily about people. Particularly people who have a disability, a special need, the frail or the aged.

What better therapy could there be than to come into a supportive environment to work quietly with animals or just visit and touch a koala or joey that do not place demands on a person's physical or mental capacities.

Content: Jirrahlinga - Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary


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This rate applies to children aged three to fifteen years old. Children under three are free.



  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Parking for the disabled
  • Interactive centre
  • Kiosk
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet


  • Animal Viewing

Opening hours

Seven Days
9:00am -5:00pm
Except Christmas and Anzac Day

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How to get here

Great Ocean Road