We Rescue, Sick, Injured and Orphaned Native Australian Wildlife  then Rehabilitate and Release

*Kangaloola is a not-for-profit charity private shelter that is not open to the general public

Our Vision

We dream of a time when native wildlife in Australia are able to live free, in a natural environment, unharmed by any form of human activity. Native animals deserve a life free from cruelty and human interference. For more than 30 years, we have taken injured and orphaned native animals, cared for their health and, finally, returned them to their natural environment.

Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter, which services a large area of North East Victoria, is a registered charity and not for profit association. We are one of the largest wildlife shelters in Victoria. Injured or threatened animals come into care for various reasons, including dog or cat attack, vehicle collision and those that find themselves in conflict with humans.

Get involved!

Would you like to help look after our beautiful Australian wildlife and learn more about how to care for these precious animals?

Volunteer with us through Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers, or subscribe to our occasional email newsletters. You can also follow us on Facebook where we post stories, news and educational information.​

You can help us!
Your kind donation will help fund rescue, food, medical treatment and critical investigations and campaigns on behalf of native wildlife.


Protect and enhance a significant aspect of the natural environment, being native wildlife, through the prevention and relief of suffering of native animals by rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing (where possible) those that are sick, injured and orphaned.

Kangaloola Wildlife Shelter:  we “give animals a 2nd chance at life”.

Volunteer reviews

I spent the most amazing time of my life taking care of orphaned marsupials and learning from Glenda, she is a great person and the best wildlife carer I have ever met. This place would be wonderful for you to volunteer, it is the best place on Earth.

Goska Zdziechowska
November 20, 2018

The dedication is amazing. The animals needs are always put before anything else. The animals are treated with the utmost respect and care.

AJ Jack
October 11, 2018

Glenda Elliott is the most wonderful woman I have ever met and Kangaloola was the best experience of my life. Warm greetings from France.

Fiona Bergero
March 1, 2018

There are many ways to help our much loved wildlife as they endure the pressures from human development, harmful human activity and climate change. You can make a difference and help us deliver this essential service to the community. No matter what level of involvement, each and every time you set aside your time, skill or donations to help care for wildlife, you are directly contributing to their continued survival and we thank you greatly for your dedication.