Bayview Bush Babies is an incorporated association whose principal activity is the care of Australian native wildlife for the purposes of research, rehabilitation and release.


Bayview Bush Babies was founded by Marcia and Chris who have been voluntary wildlife carers in Tasmania for over seventeen years. They live on Private Forest Reserve (pristine land), overlooking the beautiful Great Oyster Bay above Swansea on the East Coast of Tasmania. They provide all the day-to-day care for many species including, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Wombats, Bennetts Wallabies, Pademelon Wallabies, Ringtail Possums, Brushtail Possums, Potoroos and Platypus. This has been a labour of love; they spend many interrupted nights caring for native joeys that have been orphaned or injured due to motor vehicle accidents. Marcia’s knowledge of how to care for native animals is legendary.


Until recently, Marcia and Chris self-funded the care of wildlife on their property. However, Bayview Bush Babies’ mange project has produced additional costs, so Marcia and Chris have held numerous fund-raising barbeques at Bunnings stores in Tasmania’s major cities. Bayview Bush Babies have also received a grant of $1000 from Glamorgan Spring Bay Council and $1600 from the local newsletter (Great Oyster Bay Community news). Some local business, such as the Kalangadoo General Store, also have our donation tins on their counters. We are extremely grateful to all our supporters.


Costs for veterinary bills, carrots, animal pellets, milk formulas, medicines just to name a few quickly add up, plus fuel to collect the animals.


Marcia and Chris love the environment and are totally self sufficient generating their own electricity via solar panels and storage batteries, growing their own vegetables, tending their own chickens and working beehives. Although they can't grow enough carrots themselves for these hungry critters!


Please help with a donation, Marcia and Chris at Bayview Bush Babies Incorporated do great work with our native animals.



All donations are appreciated and go to the care and feeding of orphaned Australian fauna


Marcia has been looking after orphaned native animals for many years at her own expense. Please support Bayview Bush Babies Inc., so Marcia can buy special milk, wombat food and vet's time when needed. Her knowledge of how to care for native babies is legendary.


PO Box 80

Swansea TAS 7190


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