Wrestling a saltwater crocodile, wrangling a deadly Taipan and milking a Funnel-web spider is all in a days work for Tim Faulkner and that still leaves time in this passionate conservationists day to release a blue-tongued lizard, tag a wild platypus and save the Tasmania Devil from extinction, topped off with coordinating his responsibilities as General Manager and Head of Conservation at the Australia Reptile Park in Somersby NSW and The Devil Ark at Barrington Tops NSW. Tim Faulkner is the Australian Geographic Australian Conservationist of the Year 2015.
Tim is a recognised leader in the Australian zoo industry and in conservation organisations. His working life has been dedicated to hands-on wild life education and conservation. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Central Coast’s largest tourism attraction the Australian Reptile Park. Along with 35 staff and 50 volunteers, Tim is credited with the growing success of the park as the leading wildlife tourism attraction in NSW for both regional and global markets, attracting over 220,000 visitors a year, including regular bus tours of visitors from North and South East Asia.
In 2012, Tim began to appear regularly on Network Ten’s program Bondi Vet. It became quickly apparent that Tim’s talents are not confined to the inside of a zoo. His magnetic personality shines through the television screen and his genuine enthusiasm for the animal world contributes to stable ratings in a prime time slot for the show, with viewership close to 500,000 per episode.
In 2013 Tim was able to shine the spotlight on his beloved animals and endangered species in his own program, The Wild Life of Tim Faulkner. Now in it’s third series, the television show is the perfect blend of wild life conservation education and entertainment. With Tim’s lust for adventure and animal expertise engaging viewers of all ages, he brings to life the combination of deadly and dangerous animal encounters as well as rescuing cute and cuddly mammals.
The series airs on both the Nine Network and on Foxtel’s National Geographic channel. The successful series is also broadcast around the world in 150 countries, boasting a global audience of 180 million per series. His consistent message of Australian nature conservation is a genuine and essential part of the educational series and his global audience is ever expanding.
Tim’s dedication to conservation extends beyond his professional life into him being a personal Ambassador and activist on behalf of several Australian animals. He was instrumental in initiating the not-for-profit organisation and is the General Manager and on the Board of Directors of, The Devil Ark, a large-scale conservation breeding facility for Tasmanian Devils in the Barrington Tops of NSW. In 2015 he became a patron for the Great Koala National Park, he is also an Ambassador for the Quokka and the Australian Dingo Coalition. Tim‘s nomination for and winning of the 2015 Conservationist of the Year title by the Australian Geographic Society comes a great honour and delight. Find out more about the awards here australiangeographic.com.au/society/awards.
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The inspiring and passionate, Bondi Vet is a factual, unscripted series following the lives of veterinary surgeon Chris Brown at the Bondi Junction Veterinary Hospital and emergency Lisa Chimes at the Small Animal Specialist in North Ryde. Other regulars include Tim Faulkner from the Australian Reptile Park and Andrew Marchevsky.
First screened in 2009, the show allows audiences insight into one of Sydney’s busiest vets and the everyday care for creatures on Bondi Beach. Chris and Tim also embark on many adventures helping animals in need in the Australian wildlife. The need to make a difference and the extreme enthusiasm on the show combine a mixture of both entertainment and education, making Bondi Vet a show never to be missed.
Tim’s passion and extensive knowledge of the Australian wildlife, as he constantly puts his life on the line is inspiring and extraordinary.
Bondi Vet is airing season 7 and has already been sold to the US, UK, Norway, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Thailand, Brazil and the Ukraine.
The Wildlife of Tim Faulkner
It’s a wild, wild world!
Don’t miss out on seeing the inspiring and fascinating adventures and tasks Tim Faulkner faces on a day to day basis. Watch Tim wrestle with saltwater crocodiles, milk funnel web spiders, wrangle deadly taipans and other reptiles!
Aired on channel 9 and Foxtel’s National Geographic channel in 2013, The Wildlife of Tim Faulkner is a factual series filled with entertainment and conservation education. The series allows audiences insight into the experiences of wildlife expert and manager of the Australian Reptile Park.
See Tim’s enthusiasm, passion for the Australian wildlife and how he is making a difference whilst gaining some insightful knowledge. Take a ride on the wild side!
Outback Adventures with Tim Faulkner
A wildlife exploration series packed with education and entertainment. The series which premiered in 2014 follows the extraordinary wildlife adventures of Tim Faulkner, manager for the Australian Reptile Park. Each week, Tim takes you on an exciting adventure to explore the habitats and natures best in an eye-opening experience. See Tim’s active support with various wildlife and endangered conservations, his daily duties at the Park and his travels around Australia.
Get ready to discover and explore the Australian wildlife through Tim’s eyes. It’s too much of an exciting adventure to miss.