Hidden Vale Research Station


The Hidden Vale Research Station is a collaborative conservation partnership between the University of Queensland and The Turner Family Foundation.

The University of Queensland’s vision for the Hidden Vale Project is: 

To develop innovative and globally significant solutions for wildlife management and conservation, using the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre and surrounding ecosystems as a model. 

The Turner Family Foundation’s long-term vision is: 

To support resilient functioning ecosystems across a connected network of properties and the broader region, where key species and processes are restored, land use is sustainable and people are connected with nature. 

To align these compatible visions, the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre was officially opened in March 2017. The Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre is a cutting-edge teaching, research and community engagement facility located on the property of Old Hidden Vale, at Grandchester in South East Queensland. Facilities and resources include interpretation/engagement spaces, veterinary clinic, lecture theatre, office spaces, a vast range of equipment, unique wildlife housing and breeding facilities, and research areas equipped with state-of-the-art technology. It houses a diverse range of native wildlife including both common and threatened species.

Researchers have access to over 10,000 hectares of real-world research-focused land across multiple properties. This exceptional fusion of land, facilities, resources and partnerships uniquely supports innovation and applied research, critically including valuable long-term research.

Students and researchers are provided unique hands-on opportunities to learn and develop innovative next-generation wildlife management and conservation techniques.   



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