About Us

Sanctuary Management

The sanctuary is operated under the management of the Australian Wildlife Foundation Limited.

The Australian Wildlife Foundation Ltd was established by Brad Wilson & Cindy Jenart to manage wildlife and conservation sanctuaries, with a high standard of care, compassion and ethics. Encourage and educate environmental conservation and cultural heritage whilst working for the long-term sustainability of wildlife and the environment.  

The Australian Wildlife Foundation is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission. View our charity certificate by clicking here The Foundation is the holder of a Charitable Fundraising Authority - CFN26065

A message from Brad Wilson, managing director of the Australian Wildlife Sanctuary

"This wonderful sanctuary has been committed to conservation of the natural environment, cultural heritage and educating the community and visitors for more than 55 years. 
First hand I know the value of this sanctuary to the community of the Wollondilly region and beyond and it is with great honour that the Australian Wildlife Foundation has been gifted the duty of managing the sanctuary well into the future to carry on the important work of Dr Thistle Stead [Harris] and continue to preserve the sanctuary as a memorial to David George Stead.


Our highly motivated and experienced team are ultimately working towards a bright outlook for the sanctuary and through implementing our Business Management Plan, Education Program, and Conservation & Heritage Plan we believe we will steer the sanctuary back to the original aims of  the founder.
I am proud to ensure that the legacy of the sanctuary founder, Dr Thistle Stead [Harris], is honoured by our efforts in conserving our precious natural environment and native flora and fauna for future generations to enjoy". 
Brad Wilson 


To be a world-class Wildlife Sanctuary and Education Centre that delivers a high standard of care, compassion and ethics. To operate as a valuable asset for the Wollondilly region, working toward the long-term sustainability of all wildlife and the environment.

We achieve this through:


Create an environment, that offers exceptional attractions and experiences in an ethical, holistic and sustainable nature with ongoing stability, growth and improvement.


Embrace all visitors, staff and volunteers with enjoyable experiences that inspire a connection to wildlife, cultural heritage and the environment. We harness compassion and empowerment to act for the greater good.


Consistently share our vision through interactive internal and external learning programs, interpretive displays and meaningful partnerships.


Conserve and protect the natural environment and heritage.  Initiate and contribute to research programs and participate in endangered species breeding programs.

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