Support wildlife rescue and win Tasmanian wine

Help save animals in Tasmania's bushfire affected Central Highlands

Milford Pinot Noir 2018

Milford Pinot Noir 2018 [©Milford Vineyard]

Starving wombat - Central Highlands Tasmania Wildlife Group
Feeding wildlife - Central Highlands Tasmania Wildlife Group
Wallaby at feed drop area - Central Highlands Tasmania Wildlife Group
Burnt area - slow down for wildlife - Central Highlands Tasmania Wildlife Group


Imagine your grocer/supermarket telling you that the only shop in town is empty until November...

This is what the surviving animals of Tasmania's  bushfires now face. In the state's Central Highlands, people who love the area and its wildlife have banded together, helped by those a bit further away, to keep feeding the wildlife until the green shoots of spring have flourished.

So if you love wombats, wallabies, possums and other creatures, not to mention the orphans, please help them keep the feed up through a tough and chilly Tassie winter in the Highlands. Your reward? That great feeling that comes from helping others and, just for you, the chance to win superb Tasmanian pinot noir!


What happened

In the devastating summer bushfires, 55,000ha of habitat was wiped out in the Central Highlands and most of casualties were our beloved wallabies, wombats, possums and other wildlife that call this wild and wonderful part of the island their home.

It was learnt after the terrible Dunalley fires in 2013 that most of the wildlife that perished actually died afterwards of starvation. The wombats in particular suffered as they hid underground then emerged to... no food, not a skerrick.

Scorched earth (soon to be covered in snow) and simply no greenery - that's what these animals now face. But you can help us stop them from starving.


Who's caring now

A band of around 40+ volunteers, made up from a very diverse range of people, has one clear aim in mind – to keep the wildlife fed through the toughest time in the toughest place. They're feeding the wildlife on the ground and that's not an easy task in this environment. Imagine driving up remote gravel roads to places on the plateau known mainly only to the animals themselves, and scattering carrots and feed around then waiting for signs of life.

Imagine then the lighting of your soul when slowly some amble, hop or sidle into the feed and start munching.

You can share that feeling simply by making a donation, knowing that your carrots, vegies and other feed will make a difference. You might also get another feeling of joy if you win a twin pack of fabulous Tasmanian wine!


How you can help - and win Tasmanian wine!

Visit Vineyards is getting behind this amazing group of volunteers. You can too AND go in the draw to win some gorgeous Tasmanian pinot noir. We have 6 twin packs to give away, each worth $80. And we wil post them anywhere in Australia. 

Feel good, enjoy great wine AND help the environment and these animals recover at the same time!



It's easy!

  1. Make a donation online via EFT or in any branch of the Bendigo Bank.
  2. Complete the entry form below including your details, amount and date of donation (so it can be verified).
  3. Feel good for the animals you've helped to feed.
  4. Think about sipping on that Tassie pinot that might be coming your way!

Bendigo Bank:

Donate online

BSB 633000
Account No. 166699256

Or drop into any Bendigo Bank branch and make a donation. Please ask Bendigo staff to note your name on the donation to make our tracking easier!


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Please help our wildlife now and good luck in the draw!



Please check our winners page regularly for your name and make sure VisitVineyards.com is added to your safe senders lists. We communicate with winners by email unless otherwise stated above.


To be eligible, entrants must have donated to the Central Highlands Tasmania Wildlife Rescue Group during the competition's promotional period and included the amount and date donated in the entry form. Incomplete entries wlll be deemed ineligible. VisitVineyards reserves the right to verify donation status of first entries drawn before announcing winners.  

Prize pool is six prizes, each of one (1) twin pack of 2018 MIlford Pinot Noir (2 x 750 ml bottles) valued at $80 each plus delivery. Sorry but wine prizes can only be delivered around Australia.

The competition is open to all VisitVineyards.com subscribers and Members over the age of 18. Entries open 17th June 2019 and close midnight 18th August 2019. Winners drawn 19th August 2019 and names posted on our winners' page.  See our competition terms and conditions here » 

Permit no C/10724, Dept of Justice, Tasmania. Central Highlands Tasmania WIldlife Group, PO Box 488, North Hobart, Tas. 7002

You must be a logged-in subscriber of VisitVineyards.com to enter this competition (or to complete our survey, if applicable).

Subscription is free and gives you access to wine and food reviews and recommendations, wine region itineraries, the national wine events calendar, competitions, forums, our monthly newsletter and exclusive subscriber discounts and offers.


Then go to any VisitVineyards.com page where you will find a link to Win! on the right of the top banner, or click on the tab that says Giveaways.


Or, if you are already a subscriber, and are not currently logged in, please LOGIN FIRST (enter your username and password on the right hand side of this page) so you can see the entry form.

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Thank you, and good luck!

June 17th, 2019
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