Vegan farmed animal sanctuaries

Just a few years ago there were only a handful of farmed animal sanctuaries in Australia. Now they can be found in nearly all states of Australia. These sanctuaries care for animals rescued from the animal agriculture industries and look after them for the rest of their lives. They are places where people can become familiar with farmed animals as individuals and learn each animal's unique (and often traumatic) story. Some sanctuaries have open days where you are welcome to come and interact with the animals. Please contact them if you would like to visit. Sanctuaries are one of the best ways to educate people about the principles of veganism, so bring your pre-vegan friends and family along too. They are run by incredibly hardworking and dedicated people. You can help out too by donating or volunteering your time and skills.

Due to the current drought in Australia, many sanctuaries are close to running short of food and finding it very hard to source due to shortages and rising prices. Please donate now to the Save A Sanctuary Drought Appeal.

Below is a list of all the public vegan farmed animal sanctuaries in Australia. While we endeavour to only list vegan sanctuaries which are registered charities, you should make your own checks. Please contact us with any updates to this list.

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South Australia



Western Australia

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  • Lisa Hill
    commented 2017-12-29 19:08:39 +1100
    Also in WA is “Pucker Farm Animal Sanctuary” in Kondinin – I rescue & re-home farm animals & whilst one day I would like to open to the public – at present I take WWOOFERs.
  • Kerri Bryant
    commented 2017-06-27 19:28:53 +1000
    Also in South Australia is Fairview Lodge Animal Shelter – we rescue, rehab and where possible re home large and farm animals