Our Work

What do the Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby do?

Although once abundant throughout Eastern Australia, Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies are now endangered, living in small, isolated populations. Due to the hard work of the NPWS and Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, we have managed to halt the decline of the Kangaroo Valley Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby population and colonies are beginning to recover.

Why is our work so important?

  • The majority of the Kangaroo Valley population of Rock-wallabies is on private property, so community support is vital for the population’s recovery
  • By funding NPWS research on Rock-wallabies and control of threats, we achieve much greater impact than could be covered with NPWS funding alone
  • By promoting responsible pet ownership and the control of introduced species, we help to promote the wider biodiversity of the Kangaroo Valley and surrounds

Learn all about our work in this 20-minute documentary, ‘On the Edge’

Our methods

The Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby is a not-for-profit group dedicated to conserving this iconic species. We are working towards a future where Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies thrive in the wild in a biodiverse Australia. We help in three core areas:


Partner with NPWS to control threats from introduced predators and competitors


Provide vital community support and funding for the monitoring of local colonies


Raising awareness for this iconic species within the community

Our Achievements

Here’s how we have helped secure a future for Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies…

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Students reached through school education programs
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Wallaby translocations we have supported the NPWS in to escape the extinction vortex
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Foxes removed from Kangaroo Valley
Years of conservation efforts

Rock-wallabies need your help!