Parrot Sanctuary

What is a Captive Bird Sanctuary?

In some instances it is not appropriate — or desirable — to place a bird into a home environment. In these cases, sanctuary placement insures a permanent, stable, long term home, where birds can learn to be birds again rather than human companions.

A Sanctuary is a place where animals can come to live and be protected for the rest of their lives. It's a safe haven, where they receive the very best care possible. Animals are not bought, sold, traded, or mistreated in any way that are part of the Parrot Rescue Centre. They are given every opportunity to behave naturally in a wonderfully loving environment.

About the PRC Bird Sanctuary 

At the PRC Sanctuary we only house medium to large Australian native parrots that require rehabilitation or are unsuitable for rehoming into a home environment, including birds that are very aggressive towards all humans, very noisy, self-mutilators, feather pluckers, have disabilities and parrots that are phobic. The types of species we house include Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Galahs, Corellas, Major Mitchells and Black Cockatoos.

All birds that are placed with the PRC will go through our Rehabilitation process, to learn more about this process, please click here. 

Not all birds are accepted into Sanctuary placement, due to limited space and depending on our assessment on a birds overall long term needs.

The PRC Sanctuary is currently at FULL capacity, but if you are interested in Sanctuary placement, we can still help you find a home that will provide a similar environment to ours. Please note these requests on your Rehoming application form.

For more information on Rehoming your bird through the PRC please CLICK HERE

How Can I Help the PRC Bird Sanctuary?

Building and operating a sanctuary is not easy and is definitely not cheap. However to give the animals the very best environment possible, we have to be prepared to do whatever it takes to accomplish this goal.

The Parrot Rescue Centre spends a lot of time and resources in doing what is best for the parrots by ensuring the birds are health checked by an Avian vet, given fresh food, enrichment, clean aviaries and cages, providing natural habitats and by building larger encloses.

Such long-term, comprehensive care is very costly and requires the hard work, dedication, and commitment of very special individuals. With your help we can continue to provide a high standard of care.

Please help by purchasing Bird Toys and Parrot Supplies from the PRC Shop, Sponsor a parrot through our Virtual Adoption/Sponsorship Program , Purchase wine from our Goodwill Wine Account or Donate Aviary Materials, Food, Bird Toys etc.

To find out further ways you can help, please CLICK HERE


Bequest Program 

The PRC Rehoming service can be a good option for when you are unable to care for your parrot no longer due to death or disability.

The PRC will normally hold your bird/s with one of our approved Foster carer's until a suitable home can be found for your bird. 

The Parrot Rescue Centre has created a strict set of criteria and application standards for Foster carers and Adoptee's to help care for the Birds best interests. This enables us to ensure that your bird will be rehomed to someone that has the knowledge, experience and dedication to keep your parrot forever.

You need to consult with your attorney to include a bequest in your estate documents, that you give your parrot to the Parrot Rescue Centre, along with a bequest sufficient to cover the housing, food, and veterinary care of the parrot/s.

Please contact us first before willing your bird/s to us, as we will need to confirm if we have foster carers available in your area. If approved we will email you our Client Bird History form that you will need to keep on file with your attorney. 

Example of Statement left in Estate Document:

"I leave any parrots which I may own at the time of my death to the Parrot Rescue Centre, Po Box 797, Mudgeeraba QLD, 4213 together with the sum of $_________ or __________% of my estate, to be used by it for the care and maintenance of my parrot. In the event that there be monies remaining out of the $_____________ or _________ % of my estate, after the last of any pets to die, such balance shall pass outright and free of trust to______________.

To find out more about Bequeathing your bird to the PRC, please contact us


 "Many have forgotten this truth but you must not forget it. We remain responsible forever for what we have tamed"  Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince