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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Cultural & Recreational Services

National Trust's Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is an internationally renowned tourist attraction receiving over 600,000 visitors a year, and plays a significant role in wildlife conservation and education.

In 1976 the Sanctuary was gifted to the National Trust of Queensland, and was heritage listed in 2009. The Trust continues to operate the Sanctuary on a not-for-profit basis, with all revenue reinvested back into the park, in conservation-based research and public education.

The Sanctuary is also home to Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. Treating over 15,000 sick and injured native animals every year as a free service to the community, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital has grown to be one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world.

By raising funds and awareness Currumbin Wildlife Hospital aims to continue its mission of protecting and preserving our native wildlife for future generations to enjoy.

The Sanctuary also offers unique wildlife experiences for corporate events and corporate team building, and we are currently inviting Corporate Partnership opportunities.

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Michael Kelly

General Manager – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

07 5534 0859

28 Tomewin Street
Currumbin, Qld 4223

About Michael

Michael commenced his career in operational management within the theme park, hotel and casino industries before joining Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in 2013.

During his 10-years with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Michael has overseen unprecedented growth in visitation and revenue with his strengths in connecting strategy, visitor experience and business outcomes.

His leadership has been integral in developing Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary into a multi-award winning, must do attraction for both local and international visitors. Michael has also been working with his team to further develop the Sanctuary’s conservation programs and has been instrumental in leading the responsible business initiatives within the organisation and local community.

In June of last year, Michael moved from the role of General Manager of the Sanctuary and is now the General Manager of Strategic Projects for the National Trust of Queensland (owner and operator of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary). He is currently developing and leading the implementation of the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary strategic direction, breathing new life into the facility and continuing to grow the world-renowned attraction, along with other National Trust assets around the State.

He is a board member of the Zoo & Aquarium Association of Australasia and sits on a number of local community groups. He is also passionate about Tourism and has degrees in Hospitality Management, Events Management and Leadership & Management.

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