About Save The Bilby Fund

Save the Bilby Fund is a national charity launched on 28 March 1999 by Frank Manthey and Peter McRae to raise money and awareness to help stop the steady decline of bilbies.


Our vision is to have safe, protected or managed areas across Australia to support viable and self-sustaining populations of wild bilbies.


Save The Bilby Fund operates within the Greater Bilby National Recovery Plan with the aim to secure the long-term conservation of bilbies.

We are working to achieve this by co-ordinating the Greater Bilby National Recovery Team; managing the predator-exclusion Bilby Fence in western Queensland; engaging in captive breeding and crèche-ing of bilbies for release into protected areas; and delivering a range of educational, fundraising and awareness-raising initiatives targeting both the community and schools.


Honesty, integrity, passion, commitment and transparency

Focus areas

The following four key areas of focus will enable Save the Bilby Fund to effectively and efficiently deliver on its mission:

  • Increase in bilby abundance
  • Increase in public awareness and education
  • National coordination of recovery effort
  • Sustainability of our programs


Bilby droppings used to measure stress levels

Bilby droppings are being used by scientists who have pioneered a new technique to measure stress levels of the endangered marsupial. read more

Charleville Bilby Experience

The Charleville Bilby Experience is one of the highlights of a trip to Western Queensland. Come and learn all about this endangered marsupial and the challenges our wildlife are facing and how we are fighting to save them. read more