DWF - Make a Donation

As the home to one of South East Queensland's largest native wildlife parks, over the last 15 years, Dreamworld has played an active role in the fostering and protection of the regions wildlife. 

This intrinsic relationship with nature has taken an even further critical step. In 2012, the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation (DWF) was established, collaborating with existing wildlife conservation groups to bring substantial financial support to the conservation movement on a global scale. 

An internationally recognised fund committed to the protection, education and conservation of the earth's most magnificent creatures and habitats, crucial to their survival. 

There are a number of ways you can help the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation. Discover how you can help!

Where your money goes

The Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation continues to achieve amazing results with research, education, breeding, habitat and re-introduction programs of threatened and endangered wildlife species.

We work in collaboration with other conservation groups, governments and research organisations, including the Save The Bilby Fund, the Australian Koala Foundation to fund and support projects that protects the future of Australian wildlife.

In addition, Dreamworld continues to make significant donations to fund anti-poaching patrols and conservation initiatives in Russia and Indonesia to help save tigers in the wild.


Adopt an Animal

Add a New Wild Branch to your Family Tree!

Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation supports conservation, research and education in the wild. Through the Adopt an Animal program you can help your favourite species by adopting them into your family. 100% goes to supporting these wildlife projects in the wild.

To lessen our footprint on the environment we now have e-doptions available ($20 & $50 available). The Adopt an Animal Program lasts for twelve (12) months.

TigerAdopt a Tiger

Dreamworld’s Tigers are ambassadors for their majestic wild relatives. Dreamworld is your connection to ensure the majestic Tiger will continue to survive in the wild. We have partnered with other wild Tiger conservation organisations (Fauna & Flora International, 21st Century Tiger, The Phoenix Fund ) to fund anti-poaching efforts, uncover networks of illegal poaching and provide education programs for people co-existing with Tigers in their natural habitat.

By adopting any of Dreamworld’s Tigers you will help us direct essential support to bring the wild Tigers back from the brink of extinction.

CassowaryAdopt a Cassowary

The Cassowary is a living dinosaur. It is Australia’s heaviest flightless bird that is iconic to North Queensland. This bird is a key seed dispersant for the World Heritage rainforests of North Queensland, spreading the seeds of rainforest trees. A number of factors affect Cassowary survival. The major threats include the loss, fragmentation and modification of habitat, vehicle strikes, dog attacks, human interactions, pigs, disease and natural catastrophic events.

It is estimated that only 1,500 are left in Australia.
By adopting Dreamworld’s Cassowary you help protect habitat and a monitoring program (counting) in the wild of cassowary.

Red KangarooAdopt a Red Kangaroo

The Red Kangaroo is the world’s largest kangaroo. They live in family groups called mobs. They live up 15yrs and males can grow as tall as a human. Red kangaroos are capable of conserving enough water and selecting enough fresh vegetation to survive in an arid environment.

By adopting Dreamworld’s Red Kangaroo you will also be assisting smaller marsupials who live in the arid regions of Australia.

CrocodileAdopt a Croc

This popular apex predator of Australia is also a living dinosaur. This reptile was heavily shot to the brink of extinction and now 30yrs later we are only seeing their numbers coming back to historic numbers. Dreamworld exhibits both Saltwater and Freshwater crocodiles in our Dreamworld Corroboree area.

By adopting Dreamworld’s Crocodile you will help in monitoring crocodile movement, education on the dangers of crocodiles in North Queensland and research into the effects on climate change (changes in temperature could result in increase population and movement further south).

Tasmanian DevilAdopt a Tas Devil

The Tasmanian devil is the world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial.

The wild Tasmanian Devil has been decimated by a disease called Devil Facial Tumour. Dreamworld is part of an Australasian Captive Breeding Program to hold an insurance population in case they go extinct in the wild.

By adopting Dreamworld’s Tasmanian Devil it will assist in raising funds for research to address this terrible disease that is affecting our Tasmanian Devils in the wild.

WombatAdopt a Wombat

Dreamworld has Common Wombats that act as ambassadors for their wild cousins to raise much needed funds for research. There are less than 150 Northern Hairy Nose Wombats left on the planet. Dreamworlds Common Wombats have come to us as orphaned wombats from the wild in Tasmania. The name "wombat" comes from the now nearly extinct Dharug language spoken by the Aboriginal Dharug people who originally inhabited the Sydney area.

By adopting Dreamworld’s Common Wombats to raise funds for their wild cousins for research. Projects include: Trowunna’s wombat breeding conservation program and research into genetic diversity of common wombats in NSW, QLD, VIC & Tasmania.

Tree KangarooAdopt a Tree Kangaroo

The Tree Kangaroo (Lumholtz) is a new species introduced into the Dreamworld wildlife family. They are uniquely Queensland. It is unusual in the mammal world in that a perfectly adapted terrestrial species at some point in its evolutionary history ascended the tree. It is estimated less than 10,000 remain in the wild. Work is done in increasing awareness of Tree Kangaroos and their threats (dogs & cars).

By adopting Dreamworld’s Tree Roo you will be supporting our efforts in the wild to support organisations such as the Tree Roo Rescue and Conservation Centre which rescues and rehabilitates orphaned, injured or displaced tree kangaroos back into the wild.

BilbyAdopt a Bilby

The Queensland bilby population is the most threatened and genetically distinct population in Australia. Prince George the bilby has become the hero of the Save the Bilby Fund which builds fenced areas in the wild to protect bilbies from feral animals and dangerous predators enabling them to live and breed in safety. Dreamworld takes the lead in the captive breed for release program for this iconic species. With only 400-600 estimated bilbies left this rare and endangered species needs your help.

By Adopting Dreamworld's Bilby you will help to prevent bilbies from becoming extinct.

Projects We Support

Save the Bilby

Dreamworld is a Gold Sponsor of the Save the Bilby Fund, who work to bring the bilby back from the brink of extinction.

Dreamworld is the only Queensland non-government institution for approval to breed bilbies for release back into their natural environment.

Dreamworld opened a Semi-Nocturnal Bilby House to increase awareness about bilby conservation and the plight of this unique animal.

Dreamworld donations assist important conservation initiatives of the Save the Bilby Fund including the construction of a feral-proof, bilby fence in Currawinya National Park in South-West Queensland, the area used to release bilbies back into the wild as part of the Recovery Plan for the species. Click here to learn more.

Dreamworld also takes the bilby conservation message on the road through a mobile education unit, Wildlife for Kids, reaching over 10,000 students every year.

Tiger Fund

Dreamworld's Tiger Island plays a leading role in tiger conservation world-wide through donations and hands-on involvement with conservation projects. Established in 1996, the Tiger Fund is designed to collect money through a number of activities carried out by Dreamworld's tigers and through the educational, conservation based Tiger Island exhibit.

In effect, Dreamworld's tigers actively raise money every day to save their own species all over the world.

People now have a new awareness of the grim future faced by these precious animals in the wild with the graduation of Baru and Ravi from Cub College.

Dreamworld contributes much needed funds to the following organisations:

  • Fauna and Flora International
  • 21st Century Tiger
  • The Phoenix Fund

  • Check out Helping Save Tigers for more information.

    Save the Koala

    Dreamworld's Corroboree is home to the second largest koala colony in captivity in the world.

    Dreamworld is a gold sponsor of the Australian Koala Foundation. Collaboratively we are involved in numerous education and awareness campaigns to protect the last remaining habitat for this unique Australian marsupial. Dreamworld also supports the habitat mapping that the AKF has produced as research into wild koala population decline.

    Thanks to the AKF foster program, Dreamworld's koalas already help save their cousins in the wild and are therefore the only animal at Dreamworld that cannot be chosen in our Adopt an Animal program.

    The money generated from the AKF Foster Program is also used for wild koala research and conservation programs.

    Koala Land is a collaboration between DWF and relevent stakeholders who want to preserve koalas in the wild in south-east Queensland. This social site shares information and current knowledge about the koala so decisions can be made properly regarding the koala's future in the wild.

    Wombat Husbandry and Research

    Dreamworld is involved in the management of captive wombats in several capacities; by its own collection and in collaboration with other zoological and research institutions.

    Our veterinary department is investigating urinary tract disease amongst Common Wombats to better understand the reproductive husbandry of the animal.

    Finally, we are collaborating with Tasmanian authorities and Trowunna Wildlife Park to radio track rehabilitated injured young wombats to determine the success of the rehabilitation work. This is a long term project.

    Saving the Tasmanian Devil

    Dreamworld has signed an agreement in collaboration with the Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) and the Department of Primary Industries and Water, Tasmania (DPIW), to be part of the Tasmanian Devil Captive Insurance Program.

    The captive Insurance Program has been developed to co-ordinate the management of a population of Tasmanian Devils in ZAA institutions on mainland Australia, for the purpose of providing "insurance" against further catastrophic declines in the wild due to the emergence of Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD).

    Dreamworld's donations help to fund the program.