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We have 60 days to raise funds, find a new home & save the 40 wombats in our care from homelessness.

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With one of our wombats up for adoption. We'll send you a quarterly update with pictures & progress.

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We're here to help around the clock, so if you have any questions about our furry friends, please call us on 0458 737 283

Dedicated to creating a better life for our unique, native wildlife

The Southern Hairy Nosed Wombat, South Australia's faunal emblem, is under threat as the key guardians in their plight for protection, are being forced to relocate the safe haven they have leased, built and maintained to keep them alive. If they do not find a home in 60 days, 40 wombats won't survive. You can donate to our Chuffed Campaign to help us get through this impending relocation.

The Wombat Awareness Organisation is often mistaken for a flash team of wombat rescuers and conservationists when in fact WAO is just two volunteers who are really proactive. WAO was started by Founder Brigitte Stevens in Queensland in 2006 to save the life of one orphaned Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat named Barney. When Barney became ill, the only advice given was to move him to his right environment in South Australia. So Brigitte and Barney moved to South Australia to discover the wombats of the state had no voice and no true protection. What happened next was a roller coaster ride of massive proportions as Brigitte found the courage to defend the wombats against the Government and the farming community.

Wildlife biologist and long term friend Clare Jans joined Brigitte to give the wombats all of the care and support they need and to assist in the development of conservation programs designed to be non invasive and effective in the treatment of wild wombats.

These two women still work for free, every single dollar goes directly to where is should as over 1800 wombats are given assistance and a chance of life every single year.
This is a real life story of David and Goliath that can only continue with your help. By supporting our Chuffed campaign you will help us to provide a permanent sanctuary for the wombats of South Australia that will outlast Brigitte and Clare's lifetime.

With 40 wombats in care the focus has been on just them however if enough money isn't raised for a sanctuary and the work of WAO can't continue, what is the future for SA's faunal emblem – the Southern Hairy-nosed Wombat and who will continue to help the 1800 wombats in need every year?

The future of our wombats which are also yours is in your hands and your pockets so dig deep and keep this story alive!

You can help the wombats directly by donating today or join our Wombat Adoption Program