We are located in the beautiful Pine Rivers district 45 minutes north of the Brisbane CBD. 90 minutes from the Gold Coast and 45 minutes from the Sunshine Coast. We offer regular open days during which you can come along to visit the farm. Or, book online to organise a private  visit. Access to the sanctuary is restricted unless you have made a prior arrangement.

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The Sanctuary

Farm Animal Rescue is a place of refuge for animals that have been freed from abusive situations and factory farms, each of which receives the best of life time care. The farm is open to visitors on a regular basis, so that people can come to meet our residents. Each visitor has the opportunity to rub a pigs belly, pat a sheep, tumble around with a goat, and feed a rooster. During these animal contact sessions, we will tell visitors what the animals endured before they were rescued, and what life is really like for the millions of others on factory farms that we cannot save.

Private Walking Safaris

We are happy to provide private tours of the farm, which include plenty of animal cuddle time for a $250 donation. The sanctuary is a working farm with free-ranging animals and you must contact us in advance if you wish to visit privately. Please book online to organise your visit.

Animal Sponsorship

Farm Animal Rescue animal sponsors benefit from unlimited private tours of the farm for friends and family.

We have special events at the farm all year long, all including great cruelty free food. Coming along is not just great fun, but helps us to raise funds for the sanctuary as well.

Special Projects

FAR is a working farm so we regularly have special projects underway such as animal habitat repairs, fence repairs and the like. You are welcome to volunteer.

Working Bees

From time to time we hold working bees, when we need large numbers of people to come to the farm to help out. Add your name to our mailing alert list using the form to the right of the page so that we can contact you.

Meet the chickens, goats, sheep, cows, pigs and other happy animals who have a forever home at the Farm Animal Rescue sanctuary!

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Booking a tour on a Farm Animal Rescue Open Day is a great way to meet animals that have been rescued from the agriculture industry, hear their stories, and spend some time with our amazing residents.

*** BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL. ALL VISITORS MUST HAVE A VALID TICKET FOR EACH PERSON TO ENTER THE SANCTUARY ***

Here are the details!

•The farm is open from 10am to 2pm
•Our Walking Safaris will depart the visitor area promptly at 10.30, 11.00, 12.30 and 1.00 and take around 90 minutes. Guests must be accompanied by a guide when visiting the animals. There are steep hills at the sanctuary and there is a significant amount of walking involved.
•If you arrive between tour times you are welcome to wait in our visitor area where a Tofurky sausage sizzle and other goodies are available for purchase.
•a suggested $5 donation applies
•children under 15 must be supervised at all times as animals are free-ranging
•visitors wishing to see the cattle and pigs are required to navigate a steep path.

What to bring with you
•We suggest you bring sunscreen
•a hat and water
•We recommend that you wear long trousers.
* Fully enclosed shoes are MANDATORY

Many of the sanctuary animals come from intensive farming and other cruel situations. You will be required to sign a liability waiver when you arrive at the sanctuary.

For the animals and volunteers
Donations of fresh fruit and vegetables for the animals are welcome. We can only accept donations of apples, watermelons, bananas, grapes, strawberries, pumpkins, pears and carrots.
Food donations will be placed in our food store and must not be fed to the animals by visitors.
Donations of packaged frozen, refrigerated and shelf items for the sanctuary’s interns are also welcome. All donations for the interns must be vegan.
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Important Notes
The sanctuary paddocks are hilly and there are rough paths. Visitors need to have at least an average level of fitness and good mobility to successfully complete the tour.

While visitors of all ages are welcome, tour content is designed for ages 13 to adult. Guardians of younger children must be prepared to take additional steps to ensure the safety of their children, and need to be aware that the tours contain accurate stories of each animal’s history, which some may find distressing.