Brightside Farm Sanctuary

We educate, advocate and campaign for farm and companion animals.

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Animal Sanctuary in Tasmania

Vegan Farm Sanctuary

Brightside Farm Sanctuary offers a permanent home to over 250 farm animals and companion animals. We rescue and rehome 300 to 500 animals each year, placing them in approved loving homes. The thing that strikes people when they arrive at Brightside Farm Sanctuary is the harmonious way all the animals interact with each other. It may be a rescued battery hen perching on one of the rescued greyhounds, or a duck patiently standing on Fudge the pig’s back waiting for a bit of her grain.

Brightside is the first of its kind in Tasmania we have an extensive education program and have spoken to approximately 30,000 students on animal rights, factory farming and animal welfare. We offer students and adults a unique opportunity to both meet and enjoy the company of farm animals. It might be simply giving a pig a belly rub or seeing cows, pigs, chickens, sheep and other farm animals expressing natural behaviour in natural surroundings.

The animals are able to wander in the paddocks stretching their wings, grazing or rooting the ground expressing their individual personalities and interacting with each other as they would in a Brightside is set in the beautiful Huon Valley of Tasmania on 50 acres. There are four dams that are home to platypus and wild duck and regularly attract swan and a local pair of Wedge Tail Eagles.

At night we are inundated with wildlife. The long term plan is to regenerate the native vegetation with local species and this project is underway. Brightside has rescued and rehomed thousands of animals as well as giving many animals a loving and safe home for life.

Brightside campaigns have been an integral part of the banning of sow stalls in Tasmania, the banning of greyhound hurdle racing and the recent announcement to phase out of Battery hen farming here in Tasmania. natural environment.


Our mission is to raise the level of awareness with regard to the plight of millions of factory farmed animals in Australia and to make the world a kinder place for all animals.

We hope that by opening our doors to school groups people will see that farm animals deserve the respect that many people reserve only for dogs and cats.


Brightside has a range of animals for adoption, animals just waiting for the right person or family to come along. You can make a wonderful difference to the life of an animal by caring, loving and offering a second chance. Take a look at our adoptees – you may find a friend for life!


As a not-for-profit organisation Brightside relies on your support. Financial independence leaves us free to operate with objectivity and impartiality. With your support we can continue to help needy animals, educate and campaign to improve the lives of farm animals in Australia. Thank you


Rescuing animals and running a farm sanctuary takes a lot of time, co-ordination and of course finances. With your support we can continue to help needy animals, educate and campaign to improve the plight of farm animals in Australia.

Ethical Eating

Each year 50 billion animals are slaughtered for food worldwide to feed a population of 6.4 billion people. In addition to this more than 5 billion hens are kept to lay eggs, most of these live in tiny battery cages. Each hen has less than an A4 sheet of paper in space in which to spend her miserable life.

Ethical Eating is Eating Vegan, Here is why…
For the Animals.

It’s Compassionate…Choosing to live a life free of animal products is kinder to people, animals and the environment. Lots of people become vegan because of their concern for the way animals are treated. Some object to the unneccesary ‘use’ and killing of animals. We do not need animal products to feed and clothe ourselves.