How to help

We are running a gofundme to get help for Kelele's eye operation. We have been saving frantically and Kelele goes to see his eye specialist on  18th May  for his first consult and to discuss the operation on one of his eyes this will be the time we will find out just how much this is going to Cost. So far it is $6,600 plus the initial consult of $245.00 is the link to go, to any help will be  great.

As a non-profit organisation, we do need to reach out to the generous souls out there for some help! There are two ways that you can contribute to keeping this place afloat - Donation and Volunteering. 




When you or your group visit us, all the money goes towards the survival of our birds, so don't miss out on the opportunity and check out our available times! When you visit, don't forget to check out the bird shop, as all money that's made is for the birds too. 



  • Toys (preferably plastic, NO METAL, maccas (small) promotional toys go down really well).

  • Fruit (in particular passion fruit, but any kind is great. Seconds are fine. If you have excess fruit, we are not able to use old or "no longer fit for human consumption" (if it is not for for humans, sadly it is not fit for birds either)).

  • Vegetables - again seconds please, not spoiled.

  • Shade cloth - we are always in  need of this.

  • If you have items such as unused, corrugated iron, Square metal pipe, laser light type roofing. Spare timber, clay or concrete pavers pretty much anything..



Financial donations are also a great help, or even a bequest.      Donations to paypal link:

Volunteers wanted

Ph 07 5438 7719


Morning shift start time is 7:00am, usually ending around lunch time.  Feed, water and clean aviaries in a team environment. Interacting and checking health and wellbeing of the parrots.  Afternoon shift is 2:00-4:00pm and involves picking up and washing fruit bowls and preparing them

for the next day.


We require admin staff to answer the phone, take bookings for tours, type correspondence and general office duties.  Some knowledge of computers is preferable. We need to cover 7 days a week, therefore we ideally require 2 volunteers with flexible days and times.


Gardening duties – mowing, edge trimming, weeding, hedge trimming, watering in dry weather and generally keeping everything clean, neat and tidy for the general public to view.


This is a large area and maintenance includes building nest boxes, repairing cages, fixing perches, painting, concreting, cleaning solar panels, sweeping paths, using blower to tidy various areas and attending to general repairs and upkeep.


On the job training given. Tea, coffee and available.  Our Sanctuary is a Centrelink and Work for the Dole approved workplace. Mature persons and retirees are very welcome. Volunteers requiring written references are available after a suitable period.  After a month volunteers may bring a family member or friend to a show or for a walk through and meet the parrots.




To Help




To all the staff and clients of Avenue Dental at Caloundra:


          BIG THANK YOU!

The most appropriate place to list a link to Dail's

late and much loved father is on this Thanks Page. 

To visit the website telling his story, click the image above.