Inner West Light Rail bandicoot study


A small colony of Long-Nosed Bandicoots, a population that has been declared an endangered species under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995, has been discovered around the suburbs of Dulwich Hill, Lewisham and Petersham.

As part of the Revegetation and Biodiversity Compensation and Monitoring Package for the Inner West Light Rail Extension, Transport for NSW is funding a research project on the Inner West Long-Nosed Bandicoot and the Office of Environment and Heritage is undertaking surveys to determine the extent of the population, using radio tracking to determine habitat use and implementing a community awareness program to increase knowledge of the species. 

Transdev Sydney is proud supporters of the study and passionate about the protection of the Long-Nosed Bandicoots within our rail corridor in Sydney's Inner West.

In support of the Study Transdev Sydney Light Rail ran a colouring-in competition for our younger community members, to raise awareness around the study and to encourage children, and their parents, to look out for Bandicoots. Transdev received a great number of entries from school students in the designated area, the two winning entries are shown below. The winners got to meet Transdev's own Bandicoot when receving a prize and certificate at their schools assembly.

For more information on the Inner West Bandicoot Study you can visit the Transport for NSW Bandicoot study page.

You can also check out the dedicated Facebook page, or download Transdev's Spot the Bandicoot brochure here.


If you find an injured Bandicoot contact WIRES on 1300 094 737