Charleville Bilby Experience

Make the bilby shows in the Charleville Bilby Experience one of the highlights of your visit 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.

Charleville is the bilby capital of Australia and is proud to have a breeding population of bilbies. They are being bred for reintroduction into Currawinya National Park which falls within their former range. Save the Bilby Fund offers unique experiences to meet bilbies and learn about their conservation, life history and adaptations to life in the arid outback.

The new premises is open 7 days a week from 9am–4pm from April to October (closed most public holidays). *If you visit outside these months please contact us and we will make sure you have the opportunity to see a bilby while in Charleville.

General entry is free, so come in and enjoy the interpretive display, book into a show, donate or visit the shop.

Our shows

Your guide will teach you about the bilby and Australia’s native animal extinction crisis. You will have the rare opportunity to see bilbies in the nocturnal house established in the Historic Charleville Railway Station as well as our unique ‘up close and personal’ in the special day shows.

By visiting the Charleville Bilby Centre and booking into one of our experiences you are helping to save the bilbies as all of the proceeds from the tours and souvenirs go directly to the vital work we do in saving them.

So come visit us, and meet and enjoy a wildlife experience that is close to our hearts and will become close to yours as well.

Bilby Experiences - booking essential

We offer two unique opportunities for visitors to meet a bilby as well as shows by special arrangement.

The tours last an hour but allow time for looking at the shop and nocturnal house and talking to our guides. Remember, only those who book into a show will see a bilby ‘up close and personal’.

Up Close and Personal tours

April to October

Meet a lovely bilby in the keepers arms. This is a rare opportunity not offered anywhere else.

A guide will take you through an engaging presentation where you will learn all about the bilby.

A tour through the nocturnal house where you will meet our beautiful bilbies.

You will learn all about the bilby and its unique connection to Charleville

  • Daily at 10 am

Cost

  • $30 per person
  • $20 for children (under 10 YO)
  • Free under 5 YO
  • family ticket $70 (2 adults and 2 children), additional tickets full price as above

Bilby Experience tours:

April to October

A guide will take you through an engaging presentation where you will learn all about the bilby.

A tour through the nocturnal house where you will meet our beautiful bilbies.

You will learn all about the bilby and its unique connection to Charleville.

  • Daily at 3:00 pm
  • $15 per person
  • $10 for children (under 10 YO)
  • Free under 5 YO

All proceeds from these shows are used to support the important work of the Save the Bilby Fund and its vital work to save this iconic species.

The Special Show

We enjoy doing shows for school and tour groups and understand that our regular shows may not fit your itinerary. If you are a larger group please inquire about our special shows and we will endeavour to put on a show that suits your needs.

Location

Historic Charleville Railway Station

King St, Charleville

Bookings are essential through:

Charleville Bilby Experience

charleville@savethebilbyfund.org

(07) 4654 3681

OR

Charleville Visitor Information Centre

(07) 4654 3057

Download our colour brochure as a pdf.

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