Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Immerse in well-being and biodiversity awareness at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve, in conjunction with Parks Victoria. Craft seed bombs and cards with sustainable designer Emma Grace, filled with native plants to enhance biodiversity. Engage in a therapeutic weeding session for relaxation and nature connection. Focus on RAMSAR habitats supporting migratory birds and local Bellarine wildlife. Open to families and all ages, come support yourself and nature!

** Key Highlights ** Get outdoors and immerse your mind in nature. Free seed bombs & cards to take home for your garden. Explore stunning beach views at Edwards Point Reserve. Free morning tea & light lunch. 🌿🌸 Take a step towards well-being and conservation. Nurture your mental health, and contribute to a brighter, greener future 🌸🌿 Contact for enquiries.

A Group Art Exhibition

Habitats are the places - homes - that allow native animals and plants to survive and thrive. The Bellarine Peninsula has outstanding diversity of habitats - rivers and lakes, heathy and grassy woodlands, coastal shrublands and wetlands of international importance - all within a relatively small area. Artisans of Australia, Bellarine Landcare Group and Bellarine Catchment Network are hosting four weeks of art and craft to celebrate these habitats.

Discover the captivating world of the critically endangered Orange-Bellied Parrot at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve alongside Parks Victoria Rangers. Immerse yourself in an educational session led by the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, experts dedicated to safeguarding this bird's habitat. Learn about the parrot's migratory journey, explore Edwards Point and its vital saltmarsh-wetland ecosystem, and make a direct impact through a hands-on weeding activity. Together, we can protect this species and its habitat for a brighter future.

** Key Highlights ** Educational session by Corangamite Catchment Management Authority. Habitat exploration at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve. Guided hands-on weeding activity for habitat restoration. Free lunch and morning tea. 🦜🌎 All are welcome! Register now to be part of our Orange-Bellied Parrot conservation endeavour 🌎🦜 Contact for enquiries.

Join us at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve to help restore the last remaining stand of coastal woodland on the Bellarine Peninsula. We're teaming up with the Friends of Edwards Point and Parks Victoria for a day of weeding, followed by morning tea and the chance to explore and beautiful beach side location.

The Two Bays Lookout provides visitors with breath taking views of both Port Phillip and Swan Bay, where you can discover remote beaches that are home to resident and migratory wader birds. The reserve is a Ramsar site and an international flyway, making it an incredibly significant location to protect and conserve.

Please register for more details.

Join Conservation Volunteers Australia for a unique volunteering opportunity at our NAIDOC Celebration Day, located at Taits Point, overlooking Lake Connewarre. This wetland location is a RAMSAR site for migratory birds and holds important ecological and cultural significance, particularly to indigenous ancestors.

We will begin the day with a smoking ceremony, Welcome to Country, and cultural education session provided by the Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Corp. Afterward, volunteers will enjoy a bush tucker themed morning tea and tasting, and have the opportunity to explore the parkland. Don't miss this chance to connect with the community and honor the cultural history of Lake Connewarre.

Hope to see you there!

Join us to learn about Swans, a favourite on the Bellarine, with a lecture by Professor Raul Mulder of Melbourne University. Catch the photo exhibition of the birds of the Bellarine Peninsula, (entry by gold coin donation), vote on your favourite photo and learn what species are vulnerable in our area. Come at 1 pm to check out the photos, whilst Professor Mulder will speak at 2pm. After the talk, we will see the results of the vote and join for a cup of tea!

Join Clifton Springs Curlewis Coastcare and Bellarine Catchment Network at this inaugural Annual General Meeting.

This event will feature special guest speakers Craig Morley from the Geelong Field Naturalists Club 'Some Birds of the Northern Bellarine’ and Margot Busch from Ocean Grove Coastcare 'Journey, challenges and rewards of being involved in Coastcare'. Details below:

  • Tuesday 15th of November
  • 7pm - 9pm
  • SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre

All committee positions vacant. No need to register. Contact for information.

Local indigenous plants available, $2.50 per plant. All profits go to back to our nursery and or conservation on the Bellarine. Please be covid safe, if you are unwell stay at home and give us a call. BYO bucket or box if you can, and don't forget to return our trays and pots is you have some.

Join Farm My School Founders Ben and James with special guests including Costa Georgiadis. Be a part of the largest no-dig garden ever as we build a farm in 24 hours to create the Farm My School's Pilot Project.

The Nursery is usually open on the last Sunday of the month for people to come in and browse for plants. In October it's open twice - Sunday 2 October and Sunday 30 October. Plants cost $2.50.

Contact Fiona Love, Nursery Manager for more information - ph 0439 392 369

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