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Properties We Manage

Gorton Forest Sanctuary

Situated less than three hours north of Sydney, the new sanctuary protects 3,932 hectares of native forest in the Hunter...

Ngalurrtju

The Ngalurrtju Aboriginal Land Trust sprawls across 323,128 hectares on the eastern edge of the Great Sandy Desert bioregion in...

NAPCo

Covering over 6 million hectares across 14 properties in the Northern Territory and Queensland, many of NAPCo’s pastoral properties largely...

The Western River Refuge

The Western River Refuge is a joint project between Australian Wildlife Conservancy, Kangaroo Island Land for Wildlife and private landholders...

Wilinggin

Spanning the central and northern Kimberley, Wilinggin is an extensive Indigenous Protected Area and the traditional lands of the Ngarinyin...

Bullo River Station

Covering over 164,000 hectares in the north-west corner of the Northern Territory, Bullo River Station is both a working pastoral...

Mallee Cliffs National Park

Spanning over 58,000 hectares in western New South Wales, Mallee Cliffs National Park contains one of the largest feral-proof fences...

Dambimangari

Extending along the spectacular north-west Kimberley coast from just south of Yampi to just north of the Prince Regent River,...

Yookamurra

Protecting over 5,000 hectares of crucial habitat in the Murray Darling region, Yookamurra Wildlife Sanctuary is a stronghold for Australia’s...

Yampi Sound Training Area

The Yampi Sound Training Area is an area of outstanding conservation value, with the highlands having been virtually untouched for...

Wongalara

Wongalara protects over 190,000 hectares of southern Arnhem Land, and includes the largest feral herbivore-free area on mainland Australia. It...

The Pilliga

Representing a landmark collaboration between AWC and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Pilliga project area protects a...

Tableland

Tableland Partnership Area protects over 300,000 hectares of the remote central Kimberley, and provides a new model for integrating conservation...

Scotia

“Scotia Wildlife Sanctuary ... a vitally important project for Australia and for the planet.” - Sir David Attenborough Scotia Wildlife...

Pungalina-Seven Emu

Pungalina-Seven Emu Wildlife Sanctuary protects an area of extraordinary conservation value, including 100km of the nationally significant Calvert River, and...

Piccaninny Plains

Piccaninny Plains lies in the heart of Cape York Peninsula, a region of global significance for conservation. Covering almost 165,000...

Paruna

Paruna Wildlife Sanctuary, just outside of Perth, forms an important wildlife corridor along the Avon River, between Walyunga and Avon...

North Head

Perched on the northern side of Sydney Harbour, North Head is a 250-ha site of high ecological value. It supports critically endangered Eastern...

Newhaven

Newhaven Wildlife Sanctuary is one of Australia’s largest non-government protected areas, offering beautiful scenery and a diverse mix of arid...

Mt Gibson

Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary protects a large area of diverse habitat in the south of Western Australia. As the site...

Mount Zero-Taravale

The Mount Zero-Taravale Sanctuary covers a large area of spectacular landscape adjacent to the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area in...

Mornington – Marion Downs

Mornington - Marion Downs is a model for conservation in northern Australia, protecting 564,877 hectares of the iconic Kimberley region.

Karakamia

Karakamia was AWC’s first sanctuary, protecting 268 hectares of wetlands, granite outcrops, and large areas of Jarrah, Wandoo, and Marri...

Kalamurina

Kalamurina protects a vast area of desert in the heart of Australia, on the shores of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre. It...

Faure Island

Faure Island is part of the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, tucked between the Peron Peninsula and mainland Western Australia....

Dakalanta

Located on the Eyre Peninsula, Dakalanta Wildlife Sanctuary protects a diverse range of ecosystems. This crucial habitat supports a large population of...

Curramore

Curramore Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a high abundance and diversity of wildlife, including 10 threatened vertebrate species. It protects a...

Buckaringa

Buckaringa Wildlife Sanctuary conserves 2,000 hectares of the central Flinders Ranges in South Australia. AWC plays an important role in...

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Sanctuary supports a greater diversity of wildlife than any other single property in Australia. It protects an incredible variety...

Bowra

Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the heart of the Mulga Lands Bioregion, and constitutes an important refuge for the wildlife of the...

Charnley River – Artesian Range

Charnley River-Artesian Range has a vital role to play in protecting and restoring the endangered wildlife of northern Australia.

Where we work

Covering over 12.9 million hectares (31.8 million acres), AWC owns, manages or works in partnership on more land than any other non-government conservation organisation in Australia.

Our locations are situated in key regions including the Kimberley, the Top End, Cape York, Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and the southwestern forests.

Wildlife we protect

Australia is one of the most important nations on Earth for biodiversity. Most of Australia’s wildlife is found nowhere else in the world, making its conservation even more important.

AWC protects some of the nation’s most iconic and endangered wildlife including 74% of native mammal species, 88% of native bird species, 55% of reptile species and 54% of amphibian species.

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