Backyard Bandicoots


The lawns and gardens of many homes in Hobart as well as surrounding bushland reserves and pockets of remnant vegetation provide much needed habitat for eastern barred bandicoots.

Extinct in the wild on mainland Australia, Tasmania is now the stronghold for these tiny, shy creatures. 

But with reports this species may be in decline across Tasmania it is becoming more important than ever to protect this nationally threatened species.

Want to help? You can start right now by joining the City of Hobart's Backyard Bandicoots project and becoming a Bandicoot Buddy!