Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

Have you ever wondered what those horse-shoe shaped jelly things are? If sharks lay eggs? What all the different shells on the beach are? These questions and more will be answered by Bellarine Catchment Network at this free, family-friendly beachcomb activity.

This activity is aimed at both children and adults so all are welcome. Adults need to accompany children under 12. There are limited spots available so please register.

What's involved: Participants will go on a beachcomb lead by experienced staff, looking for creatures and artefacts along the shoreline. Participants can enter the water up to their knees if wearing booties (either BYO or provided) and if conditions are appropriate, participants can also use provided aquascopes (e.g., plastic underwater viewing device - see image below). Participants will receive educational resources such as posters, brochures and more at the end of the session.

Please BYO: hat, sunscreen, water and booties or enclosed shoes like sneakers (no flip flops or sandals). It is suggested to wear bathers or shorts if intending to enter the water.

Access: Park near the Batman Caravan Park in Indented Head, opposite the general store. Walk through the caravan park towards the beach and look out for the Bellarine Catchment Network table and staff. This activity will be run along the shoreline but can accommodate wheelchairs - please get in contact with us. The event will be run in English but please contact us if you require support as we work to accommodate everyone.

Note: Please do not attend if you are unwell. This event is also subject to weather conditions and will be postponed if weather is not safe or unfavourable. All participants will be notified 24 hours before.

This event is supported by Bellarine Bayside and Coastcare Victoria via their Summer By The Sea program. For more information, please email us at or visit

Bellarine Catchment Network acknowledges the Wadawurrung; Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.

We are committed to ensuring that everyone is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their ability, cultural background, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, intersex status or sexual orientation.

Unite with the Friends of Edwards Point and Parks Victoria at Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve. Contribute to restoration of the last remaining coastal-woodlands on the Bellarine through a hands-on weeding session. Your participation directly preserves a Ramsar-designated site and international flyway. Enjoy a revitalising morning tea and set out to explore the stunning Two Bays Lookout. Embrace this chance to safeguard a precious ecosystem and be a part of a significant conservation effort.

** Key Highlights ** Guided hands-on weeding for coastal conservation. Share camaraderie and refreshments during morning tea. Explore Two Bays Lookout with breath-taking views. Discover secluded beaches hosting diverse bird species. All are welcome! 🌿✊ Step Up and Save Bellarine's Coastal Woodlands ✊🌿 Contact for enquiries.

Bellarine Bayside and Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation

Join Bellarine Bayside at this “Walk and talk with Wadawurrung on the Ballawiyn” event to deepen your understanding of Wadawurrung's long connection and history to the Bellarine Peninsula.

This workshop is focused on Wadawurrung Culture and history and includes education sessions on Country at locations across the Bellarine Peninsula which will be emailed to all participants 1 week before the event.

Contact for more information. This event is supported by the Victorian Government.

For more information about Wadawurrung Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation, visit:

We acknowledge Wadawurrung People as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community.

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.

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 Bellarine Bayside to celebrate National Tree Day by planting indigenous species to improve the environmental values of the regionally endangered Indented Head Coastal Saltmarsh!

Everyone is welcome at this family-friendly activity. Parent or guardian supervision is required for all children.

Meet at the corner of Brett Drive and The Esplanade, Indented Head.

Dress for the weather on the day, please wear closed-toed shoes and bring your gardening gloves if you own some (we have some spares if required).
Tools and equipment for planting will be provided, and BBQ lunch following the planting activity.

To find out more, please contact Jane via

Come and join Bellarine Bayside and Birdlife Australia on the Indented Head foreshore to see what treasures and creatures we can find. Learn about local shorebirds and beach-nesting birds and how we can help them this summer.

Other info:

  • Meet on the foreshore opposite David Street, Indented Head.
  • Free and suitable for all ages.
  • This event may be rescheduled/cancelled at the last minute due to weather conditions.
  • Please be SunSmart (hat and sunscreen) and bring drinking water.

For more information, please email and include the name of the event and date in your message.

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