Our Story


The Rabbit Sanctuary is a not-for-profit organisation where time never runs out for rabbits. Our wish is for humans & animals to live together in harmony.

Nestled in 25 acres of bushland in Northern NSW (15 mins from Grafton), the sanctuary is the only one of its kind & is a calming & healing place for all that visit.


Where it all began?

The Rabbit Sanctuary was founded in 2008 by Kim Cooney & her late husband, Jim.  They became aware of the problems facing abandoned rabbits due to QLD's strict prohibition laws.

Teaming up with the RSCPA & AWL in QLD, they entered into an agreement that would see them rescue all rabbits from both organisations.


Why do rabbits need rescuing?

Rabbits are misunderstood creatures & because of this are subjected to many things that most other animals are not.

  • Government released viruses
  • Scientific animal testing
  • Used in beauty & cleaning products
  • Fur farming for clothing & toys
  • Human food
  • Hunting & bait for other animals
  • Animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment


Why we do what we do!

Rabbits are one of the top 3 abandoned pets.  

In many industries, they can be subjected to terrible conditions that prevent them from receiving life's most simplest needs.  

Most will never experience fresh air or sunshine & can be deprived of socialisation, food & water.


The Rabbit Sanctuary aims to raise the cultural value of the rabbit in the hope that it will stop the poor treatment of them as a cheap disposable animal with no value.

Through education & awareness, hopefully in time this will ensure they will be treated with the love, respect & kindness they deserve.

Help Save Our Bunnies

Your donation will be used to provide over 1000 rabbits each year with essential veterinary care & everything they need to live a safe & happy life.

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All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible. Please keep the receipt for your tax return.


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