Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue Inc.
The primary emphasis lies on wombats, without a doubt! More than 38 years ago, Roz and Kev Holme became aware of the challenges faced by the bare-nosed wombats. The loss of their natural habitat, road dangers, and the debilitating sarcoptic mange have all contributed to the continuous decline of the Common or Bare-nosed Wombat (Vombatus ursinus).
Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue and Wildlife Refuge is devoted to rescuing not only orphaned joey wombats but also sub-adults and adults that require medical attention due to accidents, injuries, or mange. In addition to wombats, we provide care for various native animal species, with a particular focus on animals that need more than routine care in order to be rehabilitated and released. Roz, who has a deep connection to wildlife and is a trained veterinary nurse, takes in animals with illnesses or injuries that might have otherwise been euthanised.
Thanks to the generous support and dedication of Sophie Brenton and our volunteer veterinarian Robin Crisman, we now operate Australia's sole specialised Wombat Hospital. The facility experiences a high volume of activity and often faces financial constraints in providing treatment, sustenance, and ongoing care for the wombats while they are nursed back to health for eventual release.