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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary -

"Make every effort towards wildlife conservation and ensure that our children have the opportunity to see wildlife" - Alex Griffiths 1973

Each day the team at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and Hospital work towards the common goal of wildlife conservation.  The Sanctuary itself is recognised on the State Heritage Register for its significance and place in establishing nature-based tourism.  Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary proudly celebrates its 75th Anniversary year as an iconic Queensland tourism experience for domestic and international visitors. We are committed to wildlife conservation, community education, cultural and eco-tourism.  The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary sits on 27 hectares of lush rainforest and has grown to be a must-see attraction for locals and tourists alike. In 2021 Currumbin Wildlife sanctuary was awarded the Gold Award for Best Major Tourism Attraction in Queensland, going on to win the Silver medal for best Major Tourism Attraction in Australia. 

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary's Website

Plan Your Visit


28 Tomewin St, Currumbin QLD 4223

Open Hours

9am - 4pm Daily*

*Closed 25 April and 25 December


(07) 5534 1266


Entry Fees

Adult: $49.95
Concession: $39.95
Child (aged 3 to 13): $39.95
Family - 2 Adults + 2 Children (aged 3 to 13): $149.95
Infant (Under 3): $0.00


History of Wildlife Conservation

In 1947, Bee and flower keeper Alex Griffiths first opened a small-scale lorikeet feeding display to the public and called it the Currumbin Bird Sanctuary.

With the introduction of new species to the Bird Sanctuary and Alex's passion for conservation, a vet was hired in 1989, and so began the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.

Fast forward 75 years, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is home to more than 900 animals and leading the way in conservation and education projects to help save a range of threatened and endangered species from extinction.

The next decade will be the critical period for determining the viability of many endangered species, including the iconic koala species. Human population growth, natural disasters and disease continue to climb with no signs of abating.

The Currumbin Wildlife Conservation team knows how to save our native wildlife, but we need the community's help to advocate with us and help fund our programs.