Australian Dingo Foundation

In seeking a means by which the precious bloodlines could be safely housed and continued into the future, beyond the lifetime of the current owners, the Australian Dingo Foundation was established in 2006, and the sanctuary property bequeathed to the Foundation Trust.

A successful application was also made to the Federal Registrar of Environmental Organisations. The Foundation is now permitted to issue receipts for Tax deductible donations over the amount of $2.00.

The Foundation has a growing membership and a team of dedicated volunteers who undertake various tasks to ensure the wellbeing and high quality of care for the resident animals, as well as an array of ancillary tasks such as veterinary, legal,  investment advice, molecular laboratory work, recreational training, fundraising, school education visits, and attendance at public and community events.


Australian Dingo Foundatiom


Dingo Discovery & Research Centre

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Office Bearers

Australian Dingo Foundation
ABN 73 125 299 489

P.O. Box 502, Gisborne, Victoria, 3437

366 Gisborne Road, Toolern Vale, Victoria

+61 03 54281245


L. Watson
D. E. Bird
Dr B. Smith
M. Hutchings

Dr. Raymond Coppinger
Dr. Marc Hauser
Helen Furber

Sanctuary Director:
Lyn Watson
VCA, ANKC, FCI, Cynologist, International Canine authority All Breeds dog judge

Scientific Advisors:
Dr Bradley Smith BPsych(Hons), PhD.

Consulting Zoologist:
Shakira Todd

Animal Training Consultant:
Luke Hura
We are proud and grateful for the crucial early training of all dingo puppies born at the sanctuary by Gentle Dog Trainers Association.