Tilligerry Habitat Reserve is a 9 ha flora and fauna reserve along a sandy foreshore on Tanilba Bay between the townships of Tanilba Bay and Mallabula.

Features are

  • free entry with map available from straw bale Environment Centre
  • easy walking tracks on gravel paths and boardwalks.
  • scenic swamp mahogany paperbark forest
  • regenerating heath and woodland
  • Chorus Creek wetlands
  • souvenir shop
  • native nursery
  • many native birds
  • native flora (native orchids and bush tucker plants in season)
  • guided walks on local history, culture and the environment (with fee)
  • occasional koalas, echidnas and bandicoots in the wild
  • rehabilitation and other information displays
  • tour group catering, toilets etc


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Tilligerry Habitat gazetted

Approval for the rezoning of Tilligerry Habitat was approved by the appropriate minister on 23rd August 1993 and gazetted on 3rd September 1993. The rezoning plan can be downloaded here

Volunteers Welcome

Tilligerry Habitat Association is a not for profit, charitable, incorporated association that manages the crown land reserve and staffs the Environment Centre.

Our members volunteer their time to staff the environment centre 7 days a week between 9am and 3pm. We also supervise volunteer work teams on Mondays and Tuesdays. Members and volunteers have worked for this site since 1993 with the goal of preserving, supporting and improving it for locals and visitors.

People from all over the world come to meet an Aussie – and sometimes they see a koala as well. You can help us by volunteering to man the centre and/or work;

  • on the site
  • in the nursery
  • in the office
  • as a tour guide

Community BBQ

At 12 noon or 5pm (depending on daylight savings time) on the 2nd Sunday of the each month, we run a chicken and sausage BBQ in our waterwise garden and on the covered deck. Members pay $8, Community $10. It is a very pleasant afternoon in the sunshine.

Mission Statement

Conservation, rehabilitation, education and community.

The Tilligerry Habitat Association acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the Land – The Worimi