The ANDCS, an organisation with a membership of over two hundred people worldwide and a network of supporters in the academic, political and canine world was formed in October 1976 by Berenice Walters (pictured above left) to promote a better understanding and knowledge of Australia's Native Dog, the Dingo, and its official recognition and protection as native fauna.

It is envisaged that the 32 Dingo residents at the Dingo Sanctuary will help contribute towards conservation of the Dingo. In addition, the Society has contributed funds to the University of NSW for the development of a DNA test which, it is hoped, will allow Dingoes to be differentiated from similar-looking domestic dogs and hybrids and will facilitate the preservation of Australia’s Native Dog.

Love ’em or hate ’em, most people have an interest in dogs one way or another! At the Dingo Sanctuary, set in magical, open woodland-style, Australian native plant gardens, visitors are accompanied around the facility for hands-on introduction to the Dingoes by knowledgeable volunteers. The first thing which strikes many is the peace and calm. There are no jostling crowds.

There is almost complete absence of noise from the 32 canine residents. Usually birds, and the gentle rustling of leaves in the trees soaring above, are all that is heard in the background as each Dingo is introduced with humorous anecdotes, illustrating aspects of their ecology and biology. There is no set commentary – visitors are encouraged to ask questions, and dialogue can range over a diversity of canine-related topics.

The Dingo Sanctuary is a public company and registered charity which maintains a colony of Dingoes for public education and Dingo conservation.

We are situated at Bargo in the Wollondilly Shire on the south western outskirts of Sydney.

Here visitors are able to meet and learn about dingoes in a natural setting.
A volunteer accompanies visitors, giving them a guided tour and answering questions. Video presentations are available on request.

Visits are by appointment only. Please ring or fill in their online booking form

See their website for more information