Visit the Sanctuary

We love visitors! To give you the best experience, all visits require bookings in advance.

Tour Information

Edgar’s Mission is located in beautiful Lancefield in Victoria, Australia.

Sanctuary tours are fun and informative, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. We are not a petting zoo, but you’ll have the chance to interact with the animal residents if they choose.

Bookings are essential and tours fill up fast, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

  • Tours operate in Spring, Summer and Autumn from September through May (tours are closed in Winter – June, July, August – as the sanctuary is muddy, wet, cold and subject to extreme weather conditions i.e. flooding and gale force winds).


To keep our animals safe from disease, please follow these important biosecurity measures:

  • If you are an Australian citizen who has travelled overseas or an international citizen in ANY country outside of Australia, please do not visit the sanctuary for 7 days after your return as per the Victorian Government directive. Please contact us if you have booked a visit and this applies to you.
  • If you have visited a factory/intensive farm do not visit the sanctuary for 7 days.
  • Please ensure your footwear, clothing and equipment is free of any mud, animal manure or other contaminants before visiting.
  • It is essential upon arrival at Edgar’s Mission, that you step on the foot bath at the entrance to ensure your shoes are clean.

Thank you in anticipation of your kindness and cooperation. Please remember that biosecurity is EVERYONE’S responsibility.

Please read our Help Centre regarding diseases and how we are minimising the risk.

International and Interstate visitors please email us to check availability (if date is sold out) or to book in advance.

After booking, we’ll send a confirmation email with information for your visit. If you do not receive this email, please contact us. 

Ruby’s visiting guide. Check out Ruby’s visiting guide at the bottom of this page for local tips.

Tour Types

Standard Tour

Free standard tours run for around 1.5 hours covering 3 km. Strictly ages 10+ for safety reasons.

1.5 Hours/3km 30 Persons Free
Ages 10+

Short/Kids Tour

Our free short/kids tours run for around one hour covering 2 km. Suitable for all ages. If you use a walker or wheelchair, please book this tour.

1 Hour/2km 30 Persons Free
All Ages

Premium Tour

Running for around two hours and covering 4 km, this smaller group tour offers a more intimate and behind-the-scenes experience. Strictly ages 10+ for safety reasons.

2 hours/4 km 12 Persons $45
Ages 10+

Book Tickets

Tours are now closed for Winter – Sept tours coming 20th of August 9am

Other Ways to Visit


We’re nothing without ewe! Edgar’s Mission gratefully appreciates the invaluable assistance of like-minded people who can help us clean shelters and paddocks, tend gardens, and help us provide a safe haven for animals and people.

Helping Hands Days
Corporate Volunteer Days
Regular Volunteering

School Groups

Our school group visits include a sanctuary tour and a ‘Joining the Dots’ presentation by Founder Pam Ahern. This is best suited for grade 4 students and above, booked Wednesdays & Fridays.

1.5 Hours+
10-30 Persons

Community Group Tours

We provide free tours for community groups and bus groups. Booked Wednesdays & Fridays. Please get in touch to find out more.

1 to 1.5 Hours
Catered for your needs

Virtual Tours

If you can’t get to our sanctuary in Lancefield, you can still see the animals via a virtual tour. Virtual tours are offered for schools and community groups.

1 Hour
10+ Persons

Ruby’s Visiting Guide

Visitor experience expert Ruby has got ewe covered.

From where to stay, what to eat and where to find what you need in Lancefield and neighbouring towns in the Macedon Ranges, Ruby has the pawfect tips for planning a visit to the sanctuary.

Where to Stay

Click for local accommodation with a warm welcome that gets Ruby’s bark of approval, from B&Bs with country-chic charm to luxury stays on a magnificent vineyard.

Where to Eat

From picnics at Edgar’s Mission to friendly venues offering delicious plant-based options on Lancefield’s main strip and beyond in the stunning Macedon Ranges region.

Local Amenities

Click for Ruby’s lead on local food stores, banks, pharmacy, doctor, petrol station and post office, plus sights and activities in the Macedon Ranges.