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.

Not all are open to the public, but some have open days where you are welcome to become familiar with farmed animals as individuals and learn each animal's unique (and often traumatic) story. Please make contact with a sanctuary before you plan a visit. An open day at a sanctuary can be one of the best ways to educate people about the principles of veganism, so invite your pre-vegan friends and family along too.

Unfortunately, most sanctuaries are at capacity and can not take any more animals. If you know of any animals who need a forever home, please contact Edgar's Mission Farm Animal Adoption Friends.

Sanctuaries are run by incredibly hardworking and dedicated people. Many allow you help out by donating or volunteering your time and skills.

Below is a list of vegan farmed animal sanctuaries in Australia. Note that some are privately run and are not registered charities. Please contact us with any updates to this list.

ACT environs



South Australia



Western Australia

If you know of any animals who need a forever home, please contact Edgar’s Mission Farm Animal Adoption Friends.

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  • Di Roberts
    commented 2020-12-30 08:47:45 +1100
    Also one or two do not show animals just there to get funds. No one is going to give to any sanctuary without proof it exists.
  • Di Roberts
    commented 2020-12-30 08:45:24 +1100
    This list badly needs updating! Cant even find any info on many anywhere so presume they no longer exist
  • The Kind Path
    commented 2020-11-05 17:26:58 +1100

    We are planned to open a MICRO SANCTUARY for rescue animals. We are highly determined to reduce animal-cruelty in Australia, and as part of this mission, THE KIND PATH is raising funds to create a micro sanctuary for rescue animals.
  • Vero Pb
    commented 2019-05-27 11:45:50 +1000
    Hi there, here Nica. I came to Australia with the Work and Holiday visa (462). I would love to extend the visa, and I can get a job in a farm and apply for next year. I do not want to support farms, as you can imagine… I was thinking of finding a new home, where I can help as much as I can everyday and feel free to love and care the environment, but I came alone and I have no contacts to trust. Please, any recommendation will be helpful. Have a lovely day x
  • Bradley Penniment
    commented 2019-03-21 17:37:22 +1100
    We"ve opened a new sanctuary called A Better Life Animal Sanctuary currently located in Oakford, Perth. We rescue and adopt farm animals and currently have over 40+ animals. If you could add us to the list with our facebook page as the website that would be much appreciated. Thankyou.
  • Bradley Penniment
    followed this page 2019-03-21 17:22:37 +1100
  • 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