Wollongong is home to a wide range of native mammals, birds, amphibians and insects.
All native animals (except dingoes) are protected in New South Wales.
You can support our native wildlife by adding native plants and trees to your garden, and keeping your pets away from native animals.
We also have plenty of environmental volunteer programs you can join to help build and protect habitats for native animals.
There are many types of native animals and plants in our region that are threatened or at risk of becoming extinct.
State laws exist to protect these types of species. You can read more, and learn about threatened species in our area, on the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage’s website.
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