We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Yorta Yorta people.

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land, the Yorta Yorta people.

About

Our Purpose

Kyabram Fauna Park’s purpose is to provide meaningful and memorable visitor experiences that educate, as well as inspire action to protect wildlife and its habitat.

Our vision is to be Northern Victoria’s premier wildlife attraction.

Our work and decisions are guided by our four strategic pillars:

  • Welfare – The well-being and welfare of our wildlife is paramount.
  • Conservation – We are committed to contributing to wildlife and habitat conservation.
  • Sustainability – Business sustainability will ensure we deliver ongoing benefits to the community and environment.
  • Experience – Interactions with our wildlife and environment will make visitors feel part of nature.

Our Future

The Kyabram Fauna Park Master Plan is a long-term vision for the Park that will guide development at the Park for the next 20 years. It’s based on contemporary zoo-keeping principles and aims to create a more enticing visitor experience and improved surroundings for our animals. 

This exciting Plan proposes new species, new exhibits and upgrades to existing ones as well as exhibits and redevelopment of the wetlands.

Native Australian species remain the Park’s focus, however there is flexibility to consider displaying exotic animals in the future if they are deemed to be of significant benefit to the Park and visitors.

The Master Plan was developed in 2019/20 with funding from Regional Development Victoria. The plan was created by Jon Coe Design in partnership with Campaspe Shire Council, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Park staff, the Kyabram Fauna Park Committee of Management and the local community.

The Master Plan acknowledges the Park’s strong conservation history, as well as future aspirations to continue educating visitors about conservation, wildlife and biodiversity.

Feedback from the community, including aspirations for the future of the Park, was encouraged during the development of the Master Plan in 2019. More than 300 submissions and surveys were received. Thank you to the community for their feedback as it was used to shape the final Plan.

The Master Plan has been designed so development can be undertaken in stages as funding becomes available. The Park’s General Manager and Committee of Management have prioritised the projects within the Master Plan and are seeking funding for these works. The proposed capital works projects will all require further detailed planning. This will include consultation where relevant.

Our History

When Kyabram Fauna Park was first established in 1976, the Park included only a few kangaroos and emus on flood prone and degraded land. Over the last four decades, our staff, volunteers and community have established a thriving animal collection, revegetated sections of the Park and developed a strong commitment to conservation and education.

Today, visitors can get up close to more than 600 animals and enjoy the varied surrounds including wetlands and bushland.

We have created a wildlife sanctuary where people can learn about wildlife in a beautiful, natural bushland setting and have grown to be one of the Goulburn Valley’s best loved attractions.

Partners

Our partnership packages are a great way for local businesses to support and get involved with the Park.

They’re a win/win situation because not only do our partners help us maintain and improve the Park, but they also receive benefits including free entry into the Park, invites to special events and various opportunities for business exposure.

Kyabram Fauna Park is a not-for-profit wildlife park with a small team of dedicated keepers, customer engagement staff, education staff, management and volunteers. Our partners are a key part of our Fauna Park family.

Many thanks to our current Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze Partners for their support.

Kyabram Community Bank

(03) 5852 3099
Community Bank Kyabram & District | Bendigo Bank

Empire Signs

(03) 5853 2245
www.empiresignsgroup.com.au

W&P Pumps

(03) 5853 2653
www.wppumps.com.au

Advance Computing

(03) 5852 3122
www.acomputing.com.au

M+S Group Accounting

(03) 5857 0888
www.msgroup.net.au

Kyabram Hire Services

(03) 5852 2990
www.kyabramhireservice.com.au

Brady Electrical

1300 613 205
www.bradyelectricalcontracting.com/contact

Rich River Golf Club

(03) 5481 3333
www.richriver.com.au

Brendan Roberts Construction

0439 366 794
facebook.com/brendanrobertsconstruction

Cantech Engineering

(03) 5853 1912
www.cantecheng.com

JAG Plumbing

0418 570 925
www.jagplumbing.net.au

Kyabram Bakery

(03) 5852 1208
facebook.com/kyabrambakery

Hinchliffe & Greed Real Estate

(03) 5852 2377
www.hinchliffe.com.au

Kyabram Fab Flowers Florist & Garden Centre

(03) 5852 1738
www.fabflowersflorist.com.au

Kyabram Fauna Park is delighted to invite your business to partner with our vibrant facility. The Park is headed in an exciting direction with a new Master Plan that sets our direction for the next twenty years. Now is the time for your business to get on board for the future. To find out more about how our partnerships can be beneficial for both your business and ours, please check out our Partnership Prospectus.

Event Sponsorship

Becoming a sponsor of the Park events is a great way to get involved and be a part of the Park’s exciting future.

We’re currently offering businesses the opportunity to sponsor our future events. You can find details in our Partnership Prospectus.

Event sponsorship will enable your business to be recognised on some of the Park’s busiest attendance days. In July 2019 we had our biggest attendance day on record at our ‘Fauna Park Fun Day’ event with 2,200 guests enjoying a great day at the Park.

We have a calendar of events scheduled each year, so please get in touch if you would like to be an event sponsor.

Donation

As a not-for-profit Park, we appreciate the donations we receive on a regular basis from many community groups, individuals, businesses and organisations across our region. We honour our donors regularly by acknowledging their generosity on our social media platforms. We wish to recognise the following donor businesses and organisations who have been a huge support to the Park, both currently and over our many years of operation.

A special mention to the many amazing community members of Kyabram for their generous financial support over the years. Without your support, the Park would not be in existence today. We thank you for your support: past, present and future.

If you would like to find out more about supporting us or you would like to discuss other new donation options, please feel free to contact our General Manager at manager@kyabramfaunapark.com.au or by calling 03 5852 2883.

Kyabram Urban Landcare Group

St Augustine's College Kyabram

Bendigo Animal Hospital

Woolworths Kyabram

Fitzgerald’s Farm Fresh Meats

Rotary Club of Kyabram

Kyabram Lions Club

Echuca Moama Print and Design

SPC Shepparton

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Girgarro Botanic Gardens

Campaspe Shire Council

Kyabram P-12 College

Albion Fruit Kyabram

Kyabram Historical Society

Wintersun Fruit Shepparton

Fauna Park Community Alliance

Kyabram Men’s Shed

Stanhope Men’s Shed

Employment

All of Kyabram Fauna Park’s staff members work to provide great experiences for our visitors and exemplary care of our animals.

Visitor Engagement Coordinator

Kyabram Fauna Park have an exciting role available in the Visitor Engagement department for a Visitor Engagement Coordinator to lead the day to day operations of the visitor entry, café and kitchen.

Kyabram Fauna Park is home to more than 600 native animals including koalas, dingoes, macropods, wombats, echidna, emus, flying-foxes and quolls. Our reptile house includes native snakes, crocodile, lizards and turtles and our insect display is home to fascinating mini-beasts.

The Park’s aviaries are a bird-lovers paradise where visitors can get up close to cockatoos, parrots, brush turkeys, satin bowerbirds, owls and endangered bush stone-curlew just to name a few. The Park encompasses 55 hectares of open woodland, wetlands and lakes.

Our wetlands are home to hundreds of waterfowl and visitors can view them via the lookout tower and two bird hides. The Park is nestled in the picturesque Victorian countryside just half an hour from the popular tourist destination of Echuca and within an hour’s drive of Bendigo.

Our vision is to be the northern Victoria’s premier wildlife attraction. If you want to be part of a team committed to providing meaningful and memorable visitor experiences that educate and inspire action to protect wildlife, apply now!

To apply, please submit a maximum two-page cover letter, and resume to Lachlan Gordon, General Manager: manager@kyabramfaunapark.com.au

Applications close Monday 12 September 2022

Volunteers

Our volunteers are invaluable members of the Kyabram Fauna Park team.

Volunteering at Kyabram Fauna Park is a great way to share your skills and learn new ones.

Guest services volunteers help with serving customers in reception, our café and via phone, along with administration duties.

Animal care volunteers work with our keeping staff to prepare animal food, clean enclosures and public areas as well as be involved in animal training. It’s a great step to becoming a zookeeper and can be done as the practical component of a Certificate II in Animal Studies or Certificate III in Captive Animals.
Maintenance volunteers assist with repairing enclosures, gardening, painting, fencing and much more.

If you’re interested in volunteering at Kyabram Fauna Park, give us a call on 03 5852 2883 or email enquiries@kyabramfaunapark.com.au

Contact Us

If you’ve got a question, comment or feedback, we’d love to hear from you.
75 Lake Road, Kyabram, VICTORIA, 3620 (03) 5852 2883
enquiries@kyabramfaunapark.com.au

Kyabram Fauna Park becomes an accredited animal welfare facility

In March 2022, after three years of hard work to prepare the Park, animals, facilities and exhibits for the onsite, accreditation assessment – Kyabram Fauna Park has become Victoria’s and Australasia’s latest accredited animal welfare facility through the Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia. We are now a ZAA accredited wildlife park dedicated to the continuous support of positive animal welfare through a science-based approach.

Animal Welfare

What does animal welfare really mean?

The team at Kyabram Fauna Park care deeply for all our creatures; big and small. So, when we are talking about animal welfare, we refer to the different feelings and sensations animals experience ranging from positive to negative, given the conditions in which they live.

We are accredited by the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA), so you know we are taking animal welfare seriously. By assessing animal welfare under the Five Domains model, you can rest assured that we are achieving a high standard of animal welfare.

Five Domains

What are the Five Domains?

The Five Domains model is a science-based tool for assessing and supporting animal welfare. First, we assess the first four domains (Nutrition, Environment, Health and Behaviour), which builds a picture of the fifth domain (Mental) and the overall welfare of the animal.

  1. Nutrition:
    ensuring all our animals are all well hydrated and have access to a balanced and engaging diet – no hungry animals here.
  2. Environment:
    understanding the environmental needs of each animal that influence their natural sensory responses, to provide a habitat where they can feel at home.
  3. Health:
    supporting our animals’ physical health, through regular check-ups and veterinary care, to ensure they are in tip top shape and can engage in a range of positive experiences.
  4. Behaviour:
    providing opportunities for our animals to engage in natural behaviours, self-generated actions and purposeful activities like play, courtship and foraging.
  5. Mental:
    understanding, based on the assessment of the other four domains, the various emotions and sensations that make up the mental state of each animal.

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) Accreditation

At ZAA there is no monkeying around when it comes to getting accredited. Accreditation involves a thorough process where zoos, aquariums, sanctuaries and wildlife parks must provide compelling evidence on their operations, policies and the actual experiences of their animals. This assessment goes beyond the minimum legal government requirements placed on zoos and aquariums, using the Five Domains model to reach a higher standard and continuously support positive animal welfare.

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