Foote Sanctuary


The Eric Joseph Foote War Memorial Sanctuary Association is a community group established to jointly manage the Foote Sanctuary with Sunshine Coast Council.

  • The Sanctuary is an area of natural forest located on the northern slope of Buderim Mountain, which over the years has been converted from farmland by planting and removal of weeds.

  • This site is an update of the original website and is currently undergoing many changes

  • You can contact the association through email or interact through our Facebook site. Your comments on the improvement of this website are most welcome.

History of the Foote Sanctuary

Become a volunteer

Management Committee & Contact Details

Proposed Multipurpose Building

Goals & Strategies

How to get there

Sanctuary Tracks

Remembrance Day

Trees and Shrubs Native to area (within a 10km radius)

Recent Projects

Evolution of the Sanctuary

Our valued sponsors

Wildlife Residents

Identifying Weeds

Suggested Trees and Shrubs for planting - Eastern Boundary of Cornmeal Creek

Foote Volunteers at work

In Memory

Foote Images

Australia Day Parade Floats


The existence of the unique war memorial sanctuary is not widely known outside of Buderim.

The Sanctuary is situated in the heart of Buderim. It is an area of approximately 11 hectares of attractive rainforest and native bushland. It is a flora and fauna reserve known to support two hundred and seventy two indigenous flora species, a haven for over one hundred species of birds and a significant habitat for a range of large mammals, and swamp wallabies.

The Foote Sanctuary strongly promotes the future of the "Richmond Birdwing Butterfly" with a planting program of suitable food plants.

There are walking tracks, a picnic area with toilets, electric barbeques and diverse natural vegetation , ranging from rainforest on the upper slope, to mixed sclerophyll forest in the lower parts of the Sanctuary

Our goals are to preserve Foote Sanctuary's natural environment and eco-system; honour its history; and promote community involvement and enjoyment of the reserve.