Rehome a Kosciuszko wild horse

The priority of a trapping and removal control program is to rehome wild horses by working with rehoming groups and interested individuals.

Since 2002, almost 1000 horses have been rehomed from Kosciuszko National Park. Most recently, a total of 68 horses were rehomed from the spring 2019 control program.

These horses are removed from the park as wild and unhandled animals, unfamiliar with the human environment. To ensure that people are aware of what is involved in rehoming a wild horse and to support good animal welfare outcomes, we encourage people new to owning a wild horse to seek the help of experienced rehoming groups. Potential rehomers will need to ensure they have the necessary skills, facilities and resources to care for these wild animals.

To rehome up to 4 horses

If you would like to rehome less than 5 horses, please contact one of the following rehoming groups and individuals who have collected horses from the park and will be making them available to the general public to give them a new home.

Name Location Contact phone number
Amy Eighteen Kyneton, NSW 0422 868 471
Andrew Adams Bourke, NSW 0437 564 640
Angel Tanner Cooma, NSW 0418 250 767
Brett Williams Kingston, SA 0458 556 357
Henry Filtness Bombala, NSW 0488 522 660
Ian McGregor Stanley, Victoria 0418 149 405
Jade Ilieski Loch, Victoria 0412 696 578
Matt Morgan Tallygaroopna, Victoria 0427 518 077
Mountain Brumby Sanctuary Broadford, Victoria 0423 345 500
Nikki Alberts Adaminaby, NSW 0434 493 090
Ros Reynolds Hexham, Victoria 0417 558 002
Rosewood Hills Brumby Rescue Rosewood, NSW 0438 485 125
Sally Brinkworth Sandy Creek, SA 0456 151 458
Toyah Fuller Woolgoolga, NSW 0406 464 660
Trina Ryan Jilliby, NSW 0401 068 510
Victorian Brumby Association Glenlogie, Victoria 0408 201 107
Zephyr Horses Byron Bay, NSW 0455 550 892

Rehoming through one of these groups or individuals is often a good way to take home your own horse if you lack the experience or confidence to look after and train a wild horse removed straight from the park. They may have already put time into gentling horses, including haltering, farriery and floating. These groups may also offer advice on caring for a wild horse and their ongoing training and may be able to offer useful information on the horse’s temperament.

Please note that these groups and individuals are not affiliated with the Department. The application process and cost for obtaining a horse from these groups and individuals is at their discretion.

To rehome 5 horses or more

Applications to obtain horses from the Department can only be made for 5 horses or more. The rehoming guidelines and application form are available for download.

The information you provide in this form will only be used for the purpose for which it was collected. By submitting, you consent to storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with our privacy policy. You can request access and amendment of your personal information.

Kosciuszko National Park Wild Horse Rehoming

Stakeholder Update, October 2020: Rehoming from the post-bushfire control program.

  • 08 Oct 2020

Transport assistance for rehomers during COVID-19 movement restrictions

In recognition of the current temporary COVID-19 movement restrictions in some states, rehoming organisations and individuals from affected areas will not be permitted to collect horses from National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) for rehoming. Instead, only commercial livestock carriers will be able to collect horses for transport to their new home.

Acknowledging the hardship the transport requirements may impose on some rehoming organisations and individuals, and to help ensure the greatest number of horses are rehomed during the COVID-19 health restrictions, NPWS will pay the full cost of the first 400 kilometres of transport (one-way) by a commercial livestock carrier from NPWS to the rehomer's nominated property. NPWS is extending this offer to all rehomers throughout the east coast and South Australia while the border restrictions remain.

The following conditions will apply:

  • NPWS' financial contribution to transport will only be available until the movement restrictions are revoked, such that rehoming organisations and individuals would again be permitted to travel to collect horses should they wish.
  • NPWS reserves the right to change or stop the financial contribution at any time.
  • The offer is valid for a maximum journey distance of 400 kilometres one-way. If the transport distance is greater than 400 kilometres, the rehoming organisation or individual will be required to pay the difference via their own arrangements with the transport company.
  • NPWS may combine loads for transport if deemed to be financially beneficial and will not increase the transport duration of horses. The financial contribution arrangements in these cases will be made at the discretion of NPWS in consultation with the affected rehoming organisations or individuals.
  • Due to purchasing arrangements and proven value for money, the rehoming organisation or individual must utilise one of the local transport businesses nominated by NPWS. If the rehoming organisation or individual elects to utilise their own transport company (or picks up horses themselves if located outside of Victoria), the financial contribution will not be paid.
  • The financial assistance will only be made once per rehoming organisation or individual, and per property.