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Friends of Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve

The Friends of Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve (FOPR) have been working to protect and restore the biodiversity of the 62-hectare Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve in Portarlington for more than 20 years.

The flora and fauna reserve contains important ephemeral wetlands, coastal woodland and grassland ecosystems that support an array of native birds, reptiles and insects, including the nationally vulnerable growling grass frog. The flora and fauna reserve is always open to the public and the flat and meandering walking trails make it very easy to enjoy all the reserve has to offer. The Friends volunteers assist with a variety of conservation activities including removing invasive plants, revegetating with species indigenous to the area, mulching, and surveying for pest animals. The Friends also work with Bellarine Bayside to deliver a range of other community activities such as community planting days, guided nature walks and Bellarine Bayside’s environmental education program, Bellarine Nature Cadets.

The Friends group meets on Tuesday mornings at 10am throughout the year for a 2-hour working bee and new members are always welcome. The group operates under the auspice of Bellarine Bayside and to register your interest in joining, please email

Have you ever wanted to walk through the flora and fauna reserve but were unsure where to go? Why not download our self-guided walk brochure? There are four easy walks marked on the map with approximate distances and times for each walk. Please note - dogs, motorbikes and horses are prohibited within the flora and fauna reserve.

Contact Details

VJJH+WF Portarlington VIC, Australia
(03) 5254 4000
Friends of Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve

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