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Koala Conservation Day: Seedling Transplanting 15 April 2023

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Transplant the seedlings that will go toward our “300,000 trees by 2030” target to save our koalas from extinction!

Every summer we prepare for our winter tree planting season by sowing and transplanting thousands of seeds that will eventually grow into koala trees, and we need your help! February – April is the best time to transplant the seedlings sown in summer, plus it’s fun, easy, and everyone can help – no matter your age or ability!

Join us on a special edition of our Koala Conservation Days and be prepared to get your hands dirty. You will rotate through different tasks and enjoy a morning tea and lunch (BYO) break at the Koala Clancy Foundation Nursery HQ.

Our team will look after the baby trees in our nursery until they are mature enough to plant along rivers surrounding the You Yangs, so that our famous koala population can have a home in the face of climate change.

Seed transplanting is very rewarding and requires no experience at all.

Seed transplanting goes all day, and an optional koala walk in the Brisbane Ranges may be offered. Note: our koalas are all wild and untracked therefore there is no guarantee of a koala sighting.

This event is being run with the support of One Tree Planted.

Any questions, contact info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Locals (Victorian residents): $30 adults, $20 children/student/concession (Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult)
Tourists: $120 *
* This is a subsidised event for locals, however, we welcome tourists to join and spend a day with locals. Please book the tourist ticket if you do not reside in Victoria.
This contribution goes directly back to koalas and allows us to keep doing the important research and hands-on work we do. The nature experience we provide is educational and unique. For more information about the volunteer costs please read this: https://koalaclancy.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/how-and-why-it-costs-to-volunteer/

Getting there:
The meeting point is Anakie General Store.
If you can’t or don’t want to drive yourself, we offer free pickup from the closest train station to the planting site. PLEASE EMAIL US to advise if you require train station pickup – info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au
Please note, this is not the sort of event you can pop in on. The locations we spend the day in are behind locked gates, often some distance from parked cars. You must be ready at the meeting point at the meeting time, and be willing to finish with the rest of the group at around 2.30pm

koala tree growing event


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Transport from the city is available by train, we can pick you up from the closest train station to the planting site. Please contact us one week before to arrange this – info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au
Those driving themselves please meet at the meeting point at the time given. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early as we cannot wait for late arrivals.

Why are tourist tickets more expensive than locals?
This is a subsidised event intended to educate locals (Victorian residents). Ticket prices do not cover costs, but are subsidised to encourage locals. We welcome international and interstate visitors but ask that they pay the true cost of the experience, so that koalas get the maximum benefit from their visit.
Koala Clancy Foundation is a not for profit, fully registered charity. We do not get government grants to cover our costs.

What should I bring?
Drinking water, a hat, packed lunch, keep-cup for coffee or tea, gardening gloves, sunscreen and insect repellent.
Note: due to COVID we recommend you bring your own gloves, binoculars, camera, food and a drinking mug.

Can I participate more than once?
Yes! We encourage volunteers to participate in as many conservation days as they can!
If you are planning on coming multiple times consider becoming a member of the Koala Clancy Foundation. This entitles you to unlimited participation in the conservation days for the year and is great value!
Membership prices: Adult $100, Family $200, Student $50. Click our KCF membership page

How can I support from far away?
These days can only run thanks to the generosity of people like you. Your donations are very much appreciated. For $600 you can sponsor the whole day. For $100 you can sponsor a koala habitat For $50 you can pay for 5 trees. Click here to donate.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email us if you have any questions: info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Can I update my registration information?
Please email us if your contact details change.

What is the refund policy?
Your ticket is non-refundable.

Are children welcome?
Yes, children of 5 years and over are welcome to join but must be accompanied by an adult. One adult per child please.

Can I bring my dog/cat/pet?
No, absolutely not. Pets are not permitted at Koala Clancy Foundation events. Your pet can’t remain in your car as you will not be close by. The private property we sow seeds at do not allow unknown pets on their property under any circumstances.

Koala Clancy Foundation incorporated is a not for profit registered charity.


April 15
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


Koala Clancy Foundation


Anakie General Store
2153 Geelong-Ballan Rd
Anakie, Victoria 3221 Australia
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