The Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby are people who help the National Parks and Wildlife Service protect this rare species in the Shoalhaven area of NSW.

Here you can find out what we do and how you can us help save the rock-wallabies. Just browse around and enjoy learning about these shy and beautiful animals.

Our aim is to increase the numbers of rock-wallabies by reducing threats to their survival and to create a better environment for the species to breed.

On the Edge” Documentary LAUNCH PARTY - Come and join us!

We invite you to our LAUNCH PARTY for the “On the Edge” documentary, a short film that details the Friends and the fight to save the local endangered rock-wallaby.

Saturday MAY 16th
Kangaroo Valley Village Hall
Proceedings commence at 4:30pm

Check out the trailer here (use password BTRW). For a flier with more details, click here.
If you’d like to RSVP your attendance at the LAUNCH PARTY, please click here to email us
We’d love to have you join us - Hope you can make it


You now have the option to adopt your favourite wallaby online, using our secure PayPal portal. If you prefer, you can use the paper-based printable form that we have always offered, however if you prefer you can now adopt online using your credit card. Please visit the “Adoptions” page by clicking here. You’ll get to know them! … You’ll help save them! …Thanks a lot for your support!


To enable a simpler process of becoming a member, making a purchase or donating to the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, we are now able to accept donations, merchandise purchases and memberships online through PayPal.
If you would like to donate, please visit the “Donations” page by clicking here.
If you would like to become a member, please visit the “Membership” page by clicking here.
If you would like to purchandise merchandise, please visit the “Merchandise” page by clicking here.
Thank you for your support!

Waterfall Springs Wildlife Sanctuary Needs Your Help!

The Shoalhaven rock-wallaby colonies are dependent on the successful introduction of captive bred rock-wallabies from Waterfall Springs Wildlife Sanctuary to regain self-sustaining populations. The maintenance of the sanctuary facilities - including numerous large natural habitat-mimicking enclosures, a network of underground tunnels, a wallaby nursery and vet room - and professional care and husbandry for these animals, is vital to our work. Waterfall Springs however, is in urgent need of additional finances to enable them to continue providing the rock-wallabies needed in the Shoalhaven and elsewhere in the state. Please considered making a tax deductible donation to Waterfall Springs today. Click here to make a donation.

NPWS Community Fox Control Program

The National Parks and Wildlife Service, in cooperation with Kangaroo Valley, Bugong and Illaroo landholders, conducts an integrated fox control program to protect the Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby (BTRW) from local extinction.
Learn more about the program and view the baiting location maps

Welcome new and renewing members

The Friends would like to extend a warm “thank you” to all our new members, and those of you who have recently renewed your membership, from around Australia and overseas! Your support means the World to us!

Six BTRW released into local colony

In April 2013 the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service released six Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies into one of our local colonies. These animals came from Waterfall Springs Santuary and were part of the NSW Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby breeding program. The Friends assisted with the release effort and one of our members was able to attend the event. The wallabies are being radio-tracked regularly to monitor how they settle into the colony which has been struggling due to its small size (less than 10 animals).

Free 1080 training for local residents

The Friends are currently offering to pay for local landholders (Kangaroo Valley, Budgong and Illaroo general areas) to undertake a half day 1080 training course and to pay for their baits to control foxes on their properties. This is a great opportunity for landholders to participate in a coordinated fox control program, and it is free for anyone willing to get involved. Please contact us for more information.