About Us


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The Penguin Foundation was established to protect and preserve one of Australia's most important natural assets - the little penguin.
The Penguin Foundation aims to provide a dedicated source of funding to support little penguin conservation projects. These include little penguin rescue and rehabilitation in the event of a man-made disaster; building new little penguin nesting areas; monitoring little penguin health and behaviour; protecting the little penguins' natural environment; and contributing funding to the vital Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre on Phillip Island. Since its establishment in 2006, the Penguin Foundation has raised over $1.5 million.

The Penguin Foundation raises funds to protect and enhance Phillip Island's natural environment through research, conservation and education programs. Phillip Island supports significant native vegetation communities and wildlife populations as well as international migratory bird species within its woodland, wetland and coastal environments. This remarkable biodiversity and quality of ecosystems means Phillip Island is one of Victoria’s truly special places and we are dedicated to funding the conservation of these important natural values for both current and future generations.

Donors can kindly contribute this work through our Giving Programs, including Adopt a Penguin. Support is also provided through grants, sponsorships, partnerships and in-kind support. 

Since its establishment in 2005 the Penguin Foundation has raised over AU $1.8 million.

What can you do?

The Penguin Foundation holds a Deductible Gift Recipient status and all contributions are fully tax deductible.