Welcome to the Wandinong Sanctuary Site!

The Website of the Wandinong Sanctuary Management Committee



Wandinong Sanctuary is located in the Melbourne suburb of Blackburn.  The entries are on the Northern side of Canterbury Road, near the bus stop at Holland Road, and also at the Eastern side of Ronley Street, between Canterbury Road and Eustace Street.

It was donated to the City of Whitehorse in 1973 by Albert Arthur and Janet Emily Hooke.  It was the site of their home for many years.  A plaque explaining this will be found in the Sanctuary at the junction of the paths.

In the forecourt on Ronley Street, there are many trees and bushes which were planted to commemorate their grandchildren.  Each child has its own special tree and it is designated by a marker with the child's first name and date of birth.

This sanctuary is designed as a place for walking or strolling.  There are a few benches to stop and rest.  It is not a children's playground.  There are no restroom facilities here.

As with all parklands, please use care if you must smoke.  We ask that you take your trash with you.

Dogs on lead are allowed.  Please do not allow your dog to run free.  Also, please clean up after your animal where necessary.

This Sanctuary is a "work in progress".  We are continually planting and weeding and working to make this Sanctuary a small haven in our otherwise busy neighbourhood.  We ask that you stay on the designated footpaths as many of our plants are planted while they are still small and fragile.  Walking on them crushes them.

If you would like to help with the work at Wandinong Sanctuary, please contact the Whitehorse City Council and tell them of your interest.  You will be most welcome at our working bees.Notice of Working Bees



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  • Notice of Working Bees During 2016 working bees will be held February 20, March 19,     April 16,   May 21,     June 18,      July 16,      August 20,      September 17,     October 15,     November 19    December ...
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  • Management Committee Meetings During 2016 Management Committee Meetings will be held on  February 17; April 13; June 15; September 14; November 16;
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