Friends of Bruny Is Quarantine Station
Building /environmental maintenance, meeting and greeting visitors, and installation of interpretive panels are some of the activites we undertake in this historic area. There is the opportunity to participate in a volunteer caretaker program where you can stay for a while and assist visitors in understanding the history of the site.
Where we work
We work at the old Quarantine Station, 816 Killora Road, North Bruny. Follow the flags from the Dennes Pt. turn off and don’t forget to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a stroll around our New Heritage Walk and view the fascinating displays.
The site is open:
- Thursday to Monday (inclusive) 10:am to 4:00pm – closed Tuesday, Wednesday during daylight savings summer time
- After Easter and during winter open weekends and public holidays 10:am to 4:00pm –
What we do
WILDCARE Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station is interested in repairing and maintaining the Quarantine Station buildings and surroundings, and increasing public appreciation and understanding of the site.
We offer a Volunteer Caretakers program during the Spring/Summer season. Volunteer Caretakers provide a physical presence at the Quarantine Station, open the Station to visitors on the weekends, provide visitor information about the heritage self- guided walk, provide other information about the natural history of the area, carry out minor maintenance and assist with coordination of other Parks and Wildlife Services (PWS) and Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station (FOBIQS) activities at the site.
A stint at the Quarantine Station could serve as an ‘apprenticeship’ for those people thinking about volunteer positions at more challenging PWS locations such as Melaleuca, Deal Island or Maatsuyker Island.
President – Rob Banfield
Secretary – Paul Shelley