Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve is home to a wide range of Australian animals living in diverse sub-alpine habitats including wetlands, grasslands, wet and dry forests and woodlands. These habitats support a wide range of wildlife including, kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, platypus, potoroos, bandicoots, wallaroos, echidnas, emus, lyrebirds as well as many other birds and reptiles.
On behalf of the ACT Government, Tidbinbilla plays a vital role in wildlife management and protection, collaborating with a number of institutions to protect threatened species and find ways to improve reintroduction success and survivability outside of fenced environments.
Tidbinbilla has 100ha of feral-predator free habitat within 20 free ranging enclosures, allowing animals that are part of species recovery programs to exist as they would in the wild. In 2020, a new 120ha Safe Haven for Brush-tailed Rock Wallabies is being constructed, doubling the area of feral predator-free habitat for threatened species recovery. A frog breeding facility means numbers of the critically endangered Northern Corroboree Frog can be increased for reintroduction purposes.
Threatened Species Conservation
Tidbinbilla is considered a leader in conservation research through its work on the Southern Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, Northern Corroboree Frog and Eastern Bettong. State of the art facilities, including a fully equipped veterinary surgery and Animal Breeding Centre, support the success of the program.