About Us

Barossa Wildlife Rescue is a not-for-profit wildlife rescue & rehabilitation organisation supporting the Barossa Valley and surrounding regions. ​

Founded by Rose Brooks, a registered wildlife carer in Lyndoch, South Australia. As a little tacker Rose was forever bringing home injured or orphaned animals to look after, and she was given her first joey to raise named Bunty. Since then Rose has been caring for other injured or orphaned wildlife such as possums, echidnas, kangaroos, koalas, birds …  if it has a heartbeat, it is worth a go!

The BWR averages 800 rescues or callouts each year – most of them we have been able to nurse back to health and either release back in the wild or find a home for them at other homes or wildlife sanctuaries.

Our Mission

To have a sustainable wildlife organization within the Barossa valley area with a dedicated team of volunteers who work towards the rescue, rehabilitation and release (where possible) of wildlife.

Educate the community and also promote further opportunities on education choices for our younger generations.

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Kangaroo Sanctuary Update!

It has been our founder's lifelong dream and a BWR strategic project to establish a sanctuary for those animals we cannot release back into the wild.

This dream is finally becoming a reality!

We are grateful to Barossa Pavilion's owner, Karl Roth, for allowing us to use part of his property for our sanctuary and to WIRES for generous funding through their national grants program.

Another huge thank you to Barossa Nursery and The Barossa Bushgardens for donating trees and shrubs, and to Aborgreen for providing tree guards to protect the trees as they grow.

Lastly, thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who have put their hands up to help out as we get the land ready for the animals. We could not do it without you!

Check out the image for a list of all the amazing organisations that have contributed time, services, and donations toward the sanctuary.

We dedicate our sanctuary as a tribute to all the wild souls who share our world and as part of our founder Rose Brooks’ incredible legacy of lifelong commitment to wildlife. We are proud to christen the facility the “Rose Brooks Wildlife Sanctuary.”

Work at the sanctuary is taking place this week, so stay tuned for more updates as we make progress!

Barossa Pavilions, The Barossa Council, Landcare Association of SA, Barossa Bushgardens, Barossa Nursery, Barossa Co-op, Weber Barbecues Australia/New Zealand, Arborgreen, WIRES.
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Kangaroo Sanctuary Update! 

It has been our founders lifelong dream and a BWR strategic project to establish a sanctuary for those animals we cannot release back into the wild. 

This dream is finally becoming a reality! 

We are grateful to Barossa Pavilions owner, Karl Roth, for allowing us to use part of his property for our sanctuary and to WIRES for generous funding through their national grants program.

Another huge thank you to Barossa Nursery and The Barossa Bushgardens for donating trees and shrubs, and to Aborgreen for providing tree guards to protect the trees as they grow.

Lastly, thank you to all of the amazing volunteers who have put their hands up to help out as we get the land ready for the animals. We could not do it without you!

Check out the image for a list of all the amazing organisations that have contributed time, services, and donations toward the sanctuary.

We dedicate our sanctuary as a tribute to all the wild souls who share our world and as part of our founder Rose Brooks’ incredible legacy of lifelong commitment to wildlife. We are proud to christen the facility the “Rose Brooks Wildlife Sanctuary.”

Work at the sanctuary is taking place this week, so stay tuned for more updates as we make progress!

Barossa Pavilions, The Barossa Council, Landcare Association of SA, Barossa Bushgardens, Barossa Nursery, Barossa Co-op, Weber Barbecues Australia/New Zealand, Arborgreen, WIRES.

We are thrilled to welcome a new member to our team who brings specialised expertise in caring for frogs.

🐸 If you come across an injured frog, don't hesitate to give us a call. We'll get our frog specialist on the case to ensure our little hoppy friends get the best care possible.
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We are thrilled to welcome a new member to our team who brings specialised expertise in caring for frogs. 

🐸 If you come across an injured frog, dont hesitate to give us a call. Well get our frog specialist on the case to ensure our little hoppy friends get the best care possible.
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For Wildlife Assistance: 0402 646 574

For Wildlife Assistance:
0402 646 574

Use the form below for donations, media, training, and general enquiries.



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