Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Project: Recovery of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot
Funded by: National Landcare Program

Learn about how the Eastern Barred Bandicoot is being protected with our series of educational videos.

Introduction video: Learn about the project and who’s involved…


Find out how the bandicoot got its name and the incredibly short gestation period this little animal has
(spoiler alert: it’s less than 2 weeks!)

Extinction and recovery

Learn how car bodies in a tip saved this Australian marsupial and how a project started in 1990 continues today with great success.

Find out more

You can watch all the videos on the bandicoot on our YouTube channel or learn more about the Victoria-wide conservation of the Eastern Barred Bandicoot by visiting the SWIFFT page

Project delivery partners: 

This project is supported by Glenelg Hopkins CMA, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

Other delivery partners:

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Zoos Victoria

Parks Victoria


Melbourne University