Welcome to the home of the

Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter

located in Rawson, Victoria, Australia.

We are a non profit, staffed only by volunteers, run shelter. We have a team of dedicated volunteers and wildlife carers who spend endless hours caring for our precious wildlife.

We are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week, to rescue injured and orphaned wildlife. We perform hundreds of wildlife rescues each year.

The shelter admits 120+ Koalas per year. We also take various other species into care but we are known for being a specialist shelter for Koalas and in burns treatment.

Our current goal is to raise funds to purchase the land for our wildlife hospital. This has to be done solely through our own fundraising and by generous donations from the public.

Sponsor a Koala

If you would like to sponsor one of our gorgeous koalas please contact us to register your interest and for an information pack to be sent.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.


Southern Ash Wildlife Shelter would desperately love to acquire a block of land close to the shelter to be able to plant koala feed trees and have a larger area for the care of the koalas. Our ultimate goal would be to put a small building on the block of land that would be dedicated to koala care and research. In particular it would also be a specialised burns unit.