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Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary Charitable Trust

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Jirrahlinga Wildlife Sanctuary Charitable Trust

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Barwon Heads VIC, Australia

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About this organisation

Jirrahlinga Koala & Wildlife Sanctuary cares for injured wildlife and is home to a wide range of native Australian wildlife including koalas, kangaroos, emus, dingoes and birds.


Jirrahlinga is aboriginal for “seek a home for a kangaroo”.
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.
But 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.
This is the secret of Jirrahlinga.


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