Adopt a Rock-wallaby

With <50 Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies across the three Shoalhaven colonies, it’s no wonder every Rock-wallaby has a name!

Expert surveillance on remote infra-red cameras is just like roll-call, with each individual being identified by subtle physical features and personality characteristics.  The Rock-wallabies are like family to their human Friends, who work tirelessly monitoring and protecting and  them and raising awareness and money to save them from the extinction vortex that humans spun them into.

Symbolic adoption

An intimate way to help protect these endangered little Aussie rock-stars is through a $50 symbolic adoption.  As well as getting to know a super-cute survivor, you are helping the Friends  help the Kangaroo Valley colonies reach self-sustaining population levels to ensure their survival in the wild.  

Important:  If YOU are GIFTING the Adoption/s PLEASE email  straight after you make your Paypal purchase – We need the EMAIL ADDRESS of each ADOPTEE,  so that we can ensure they personally receive the quarterly news and exclusive photo updates of their adopted Kangaroo Valley Rock-wallaby.

Paypal only provides us with the Purchasers email address and the updates will be sent there.  Unfortunately, the layout of our Mailchimp Friends  Newsletter and Adoption Photo emails are ugly and upset if you have to forward the emails yourself to the person you gifted the adoption to.  The email address of each Adoptee will only be used for these quarterly adoption updates and an offer to Re-adopt their Rock-wallaby after one year … so that our updates can continue to be received.  Adoptee emails are safe with us – we will not share them with other individuals or organisations.

What’s in an adoption pack?

The adoptee will receive a beautiful personalised adoption pack by post as well as quarterly photo and news updates by email.  By symbolically adopting a Kangaroo Valley Rock-wallaby you are subscribing to these quarterly emails from the Friends.  Adoptions are valid for one year, then we hope you Re-adopt.  Please note: merchandise alternative are available in lieu of an adoption pack.  This is what is in each posted adoption pack:

  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Poster and profile of the symbolically adopted  Rock-wallaby
  • Kids activities and fact sheet
  • Sticker/ magnet and a some postcards
  • Coloured information brochure on Rock wallaby biology, ecology and conservation
  • One-year membership to the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby
  • A quarterly  E-newsletter, including videos
  • A quarterly remote camera photo update

All you need to do is look at the Rock wallabies below and choose one, or more, to adopt!  

You can also adopt using our Adoption Form.



As a Friend, you will receive regular newsletters to keep you up to date with our work and the Shoalhaven BTRW project.



Help us to preserve this iconic threatened species. Your valuable support is an integral part of the recovery process.



You can help protect these endangered little Aussie Rock-stars through a donation, you will also receive an adoption pack.



Buy Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby merchandise to support the cause, including t-shirts, soft toys and more.

Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby

A non-profit group providing support for and fostering public awareness of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby. Learn more or contact us.