Coffs Coast
Wildlife Sanctuary

Come and meet the locals: Penguins, Turtles, Seals, Dolphins and more!

Experience marine animals up close. Connect with these magnificent creatures and learn why it’s critical to protect them.
Discover our animal and conservation programs, and what we do every day to protect our Coffs Coast wildlife and their environments.
Be inspired to act responsibly every day to care for our local wildlife, our oceans and our environment for future generations.

About Us

Every day our dedicated team strives to engage and inspire visitors to protect our local animals and their environment through education and unique experiences.

Conservation & Rescue

Learn more about our rescue, rehabilitation and conservation efforts. 


Meet the friendliest family on earth. Without a doubt the main attraction at Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary are our seals and dolphins, supported by our penguins, turtles, fish, and peacocks. Throughout your visit you will meet and enjoy hands-on experiences to connect with our Sanctuary family.  


At Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary, we believe that experiences help visitors discover more about their local wildlife, both marine and terrestrial, and the environmental issues that we all face.



We’re passionate about our local marine and terrestrial life and we’ve always focussed on rehabilitation. Unfortunately, with the growing rate of ocean plastics and pollution, more and more marine animals are brought to us for our help. 


The Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary offers engaging learning experiences for school students of all ages. We give students unique, close-up interactions with marine animals and hone their observation skills as part of their conservation journey, and connect students with traditional Gumbaynggirr culture and traditions through dreamtime stories about our animals. 


Our goal is to rescue, rehabilitate and release the hundreds of marine mammals and birds local which come to the Sanctuary. This includes seals, turtles, shearwaters, and so much more, rescued from Lennox Head in the north to Port Macquarie in the south. Find out more about our rescue programs, and how you can get involved.


Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is pleased to offer work experience and student placement opportunities to individuals who wish to gain practical knowledge working with animals. You must share our passion for the conservation of animals, particularly marine mammals, and their environment. 

News & Events

Check out all the latest news on our rescue, rehabilitation and release efforts, plus upcoming special events and promotions.

Our Supporters

Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organisation, which receives no ongoing government support. So we rely on people like you to support us by visiting or donating.  

We are also proud to be supported by a number of local businesses, who have generously donated to us.  

The Coffs Coast Wildlife Sanctuary acknowledges the Gumbaynggirr people, traditional custodians of this land. We pay respect to the Elders, both past and present, of the Gumbaynggirr Nation and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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