Bellarine and Geelong

Environmental Volunteering Calendar

💧🌊Coastal-Wetlands Series🌊💧Discover the wonders of one of Victoria's vital coastal wetlands. In partnership with Parks Victoria, we invite you to a Wetland Walk and Talk where we are joined by an expert from Birdlife Australia. Learn about the significance of this RAMSAR site for migratory birds, its unique ecology, and how we can protect their habitats. Engage in bird watching, lend a hand in a weeding session, and connect with fellow nature enthusiasts. This event is perfect for adults, families, students, and anyone passionate about environmental conservation.

** Key Highlights ** Explore this RAMSAR-designated site with a guided wetland talk. Delve into birdwatching and uncover diverse avian residents. Hands-on weeding to safeguard this unique ecosystem. Lunch provided!🦅 Come be a part of this meaningful day for our wetlands and the incredible birds that call them home.🦅 contact for more information.

Join CVA and Parks Victoria for bird watching and weeding at Avalon Coastal Reserve, renowned for its exceptional birdwatching and RAMSAR wetland status. Engage in a bird monitoring activity, where we'll spot shorebirds and record this valuable data. Get hands-on with conservation efforts by weeding out invasive species, contributing to the preservation of this natural habitat. Help protect the diverse shorebird population and explore the incredible birdlife of this secluded haven.

** Key Highlights ** Discover bird watching opportunities in a tranquil RAMSAR setting. Share camaraderie and refreshments during morning tea. Explore the flora at this unique coastal saltmarsh reserve. 🕊🦤🦅 Come conserve and connect with nature to make an impact on the well-being of our wetlands and their winged inhabitants 🦅🦤🕊 Contact for enquiries.

Come and join Bellarine Bayside and Bellarine Catchment Network and Cultura at North Geelong to learn how we can make our volunteering more inclusive for those within the CALD (Culturally And Linguistically Diverse) community.

This workshop will be facilitated by Cultura and will be followed by a free lunch cooked by Cultura clients and will include a 'meet and greet' to practice your cultural humility skills

Contact Naomi at to register or click the 'register' button

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.

This event is supported by the City of Greater Geelong. For more information, please email us at or visit

Beachcomb participants at St Leonards on the 3rd of January 2023
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