Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby NSW

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Australia has 17 different species of rock-wallaby. The small and nimble Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies are named for their unique tails, which end in brush of coarse dark hair.
These agile wallabies are endangered and live in complex rocky environments such as boulder piles, outcrops and cliff lines. Their rocky habitat provides the food, shelter and protection they require to survive.

Where do they live?

Brush-tailed rock-wallabies once thrived throughout the Great Dividing Range from southern Queensland right down to Victoria but can only now be found in of small populations in NSW. The southernmost populations in NSW are three small colonies in Kangaroo Valley.

What is putting them on the edge?

These small populations are highly vulnerable to habitat loss, local fire catastrophes, predation and inbreeding.

What is the vision for them?

Increase the population of Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies in Kangaroo Valley by:
- Translocating rock-wallabies to increase population size and genetic diversity
- Undertake predator control to reduce fox predation on juvenile rock-wallabies
- Encourage landholders to manage their land to protect rock-wallabies and their habitat

How much money is needed?


Who is doing the work?

Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Incorporated works in partnership with the NSW Saving our Species Program.

Who is doing the work?

Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Group works in partnership with the Saving our Species Program to deliver on ground conservation efforts and also drives education and community engagement initiatives.

Want to do more to help

Become a member of the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

Photo credit

Stuart Cohen/DPIE

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