Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary

Maryborough, Queensland.

Providing a haven for Australian native animals and birds in a natural enviroment.
Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
  • dingoes
  • snakes
  • kangaroos
  • dingo

At the Wildlife Sanctuary you can –

  • Pat a kangaroo and howl with the dingoes
  • Interact with, and learn about Australia's largest land predator, the dingo
  • Dingo Experiences are available
  • Feed kangaroos and wallabies
  • Be entertained by the cockatoos' antics
  • Learn about snakes... their eating habits, habitat, and more
  • Snake Experiences are available
  • Wrap Gorgeous, the black headed python, around your neck... if you dare!
  • Feel the smoothness of a blue tongue lizard
  • See how many of our parrots will talk to you

The Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation formed by a dedicated band of volunteers to ensure the future of the sanctuary and its inhabitants. If you are considering a voluntary position with the Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, please view and fill in our Volunteer Pack.

We are located in the Heritage City of Maryborough, Queensland, a 3 hour drive north of Brisbane and a short 30 minute drive to Hervey Bay, the whale watching capital of Queensland and the gateway to spectacular Fraser Island.

Our canteen provides delicious morning and afternoon teas, as well as light lunches. Hot and cold drinks are available. A range of souvenirs are on sale. A variety of wildlife paintings by local, well-known artists are also on display. Take advantage of our BBQ facilities and enjoy a family picnic with a difference.

We specialise in tours for school groups, which are both entertaining and educational. Birthday parties, community events and family days out are also catered for. Bus parking is available.

Our knowledgeable volunteer staff are happy to guide you and hope you enjoy the sanctuary as much as they do.

Hi everyone, as you are all aware Covid-19 is hurting businesses Australia wide and we are no different. Usually 98% of our income is generated through visitors with the remainder being donations. We are completely run by volunteers and have found ourselves ineligible for many of the government subsidies due to not having any paid staff. We are asking anyone who would like to donate to the Wildlife Sanctuary to use one of the methods below to help feed and care for the animals.

National Australia Bank
Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
BSB 084 705
Acct: 38 794 0397

Donate by Phone
Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
Phone: (07) 4122 2080


Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary
31 Mungar Road
Maryborough. Queensland. 4650

Phone: (07) 4122 2080

The Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the heritage city of Maryborough, only 4 klms from the Bruce Highway on the Biggenden turn-off.

Our opening hours are:

Monday and Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday - Sunday: 10am to 4pm


  • Adult: $15.00
  • Concession: $10.00
  • Child 13 – 18: $12.00
  • Child 3 – 12: $8.00
  • Family 13 & up: $50.00
  • Family 12 & down: $40.00
  • Child 2 & under: Free
  • Dingo Experience: $15.00 per person
  • Snake Experience: $10.00 per person
  • Group discounts are available. Please enquire.
  • 2:00pm Feeding in outer sanctuary. Public are welcome to help.

"If paradise would be somewhere in Queensland-definitely here." L.& E., France
"A lovely visit. Beautiful. Wonderful time had by all. Great place. Children want to stay." J & K
"Awesome. See yas soon. Lovely staff, knowledge of staff is brilliant. Love it all. Keep up the good work." A & T, Toowoomba
"Well done. We will tell the grandkids." D. & C., Alexandra Hills
"Everything is awesome, Snake and dingo experience is a must do. We will be back." Di & Dan, Gympie
"Very enjoyable. Friendly animals." J.W., Hervey Bay
Fraser Coast Wildlife Sanctuary