Kyabram Fauna Park is located near the town of Kyabram in the Goulburn Valley of northern Victoria. The Park covers about 55 hectares of woodland, wetlands and lakes.
The Park was created to rejuvenate an area of degraded farmland and public land that had fallen into disrepair. The Park opened in 1976 and is now a sanctuary with over four hundred species of animals including free-roaming Kangaroos, Wallabies and Emus.
More than 140 species of wild native birds, animals and amphibians have been recorded at the park. In addition the Park has over a hundred species of Australian animals, birds and reptiles as permanent exhibits. About one third of the animals from the permanent exhibits are free ranging and the remaining animals are kept in enclosures, situated amongst garden beds and natural looking settings.
The wetland area has air-conditioned viewing hides with one-way glass, and there is a wetland observation tower to watch the various water birds. There is a large walkthrough aviary with Owls, Curlews, Cockatoos, Parrots, Finches and various other birds. The heated reptile house exhibits snakes, lizards, frogs and fresh-water crocodiles. Animals in the Park include Alpine Dingoes, Wombats, Parma Wallabies, Pademelon wallabies, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Red Kangaroos, Tasmanian Devils, Echidnas, Flying Foxes, Emus and Koalas
A native plant display is being developed, with over 250 species of Australian plants from native grasses to mature Eucalypts. The Park is valuable conservation and educational resource for visitors.
The Kyabram Fauna Park Education Service offers a variety of quality educational programs from kindergarten to year 12. Students have the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment enhancing the educational experience. Kyabram was the first regional Wildlife Park to obtain funding from the Victorian Department of Education for an on-site teacher.
The Park has successfully participated in native animal breeding programs and is the only non-government institution breeding the Eastern Barred Bandicoot in Victoria. They were the first wildlife park in Victoria to breed Brolgas as part of a captive management program. The Park has also successfully bred Koalas, Pied Geese, Cape Barren Geese, Alpine Dingoes, Bush Curlews and Tasmanian Devils.
The Park will continue to participate in captive management programs or recovery programs as resources and sponsorship become available.
Facilities at the park include large picnic area, playground, barbecues, kiosk, and shelters
Kyabram Fauna Park is situated at Lake Road, Kyabram (about 200kn north of Melbourne) and is open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm.