Links to further information and stories about the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby:

You can also go to the factsheets section for more information.

Raising money

If you would like to raise money to help save the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby, here are some ideas from WWF:

At school

  • Bush tucker stall – Home made goodies like lamingtons, cakes and biscuits with Australian Bush Tucker themes are always popular.
  • Australian seedling stall – Contact your local nursery or council as they often supply Australian Native Seedlings to schools and community groups free of charge or at low cost. Packaged up with planting instructions seedlings can be sold to students to be planted at home or around your school.
  • Bush regeneration day/clean up your local area – Including a BBQ at the end of your bush regeneration day means you can raise money and help your school environment at the same time.
  • Endangered species drawing/colouring competition – Run a drawing/colouring competition using Australian endangered species as your theme. Entrants pay a small fee to enter. Display all the entries around your school to raise awareness of Endangered Species.
  • Wilderness coin line/wilderness coin wall – Collect silver and gold coins for a coin line or coin wall. Classes can compete to see which one can get the longest line or highest wall.
  • Mufti-day or endangered species day – Each student has to pay to wear casual clothes or dress up as an endangered animal at school for a day.
  • Save our species jumble sale – Have your classmates dig through their houses for all the stuff their family no longer uses. After checking with parents to be sure it is okay, you can sell it in a jumble sale.
  • Walk-a-thon – Students ask friends and family to sponsor them for each metre/kilometre they walk. This event is great when the whole school gets involved.
  • Performance night – During lunch or after school, the school can show movies for a small fee or students can perform anything from a dance routine to a short play.
  • Car washing – After school or on a weekend, students can wash cars for a fee. Ensure there are teachers or parents available to direct traffic, bring lots of buckets, sponges and hoses and charge the drivers. Remember to wear old clothes because you will get wet!
  • Dance-a-thon – Have family and friends sponsor each song you can dance to.
  • Sausage sizzle – A sausage sizzle is a great way to avoid your lunch box, and is also a sure-fire fundraiser! Talk to one of your teachers to find out how you can go about organising one for your school – you could even include a “sizzle” as part of another event (like a sports carnival or fete).

In your community

  • Heritage walk – Contact your local council for information of heritage walks in your area. A small fee for participants is a great fundraiser and the walks are always a treat. For something different try a night-time spot-lit walk.
  • Quiz/trivia night – Quiz/Trivia nights are great fun and great fundraisers! Local clubs, pubs and community halls make perfect venues.
  • Car washing – Lots of fun in summer. Community and sporting centre car parks make great venues for this activity. Be sure to bring lots of buckets, sponges and hoses and a change of clothes!
  • Fun run – Organise your own fun run or get a team together for one in your local community. Participants can collect pledges from colleagues, family and friends to donate an amount for every kilometre they run.
  • Karaoke night – Everyone can show off his or her singing talents. The most entertaining act can win a prize. Charge a small fee for participation and admission.
  • Cake stall – Always a winner on the weekends. Contact your local shopping centre/mall, sporting complex or community centre for permission to set up.
  • Bush regeneration day – Including a BBQ at the end of your bush regeneration day means you can raise money and help your school environment at the same time.

State Information

What you can do!

An important aspect of Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby recovery is the active involvement of local landholders and the community overall. See what you can do!


Did you know?

Brush-tailed Rock-wallabies live in areas where they can thermo-regulate (control) their temperatures by basking in the sunshine when the weather is cool or moving into caves or shady canopy to avoid the heat of the day.