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Koala Conservation Day – Tree Planting

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Plant trees for koalas & have fun outdoors!

Enjoy a day of tree planting in the western plains of Victoria, connecting with nature and helping koalas – it’s an incredibly rewarding activity!

After meeting at the meeting point, we will drive in convoy to the nearby planting site for the day. You will be given guidance by our experienced staff, then you can plant in the company of your own family or friends, or follow along with the rest of the group. We aim to plant around 1000 koala trees, which will take at least 3 hours depending on the group size.

After planting for a bit, we’ll take morning tea and lunch breaks (BYO food and water). This will be undercover where possible but will usually be outdoors. We recommend dressing in layers as weather can be unpredictable – we’ve planted through rain, hail, and shine all in one day before!

A lot of the properties that we plant on are large, open paddocks with no facilities. We recommend using the bathrooms at the meeting point in the morning.

Note: Tree planting is an incredibly rewarding activity but it requires some fitness (ability to walk on uneven terrain, carry equipment, bend over and use hammers). With that said it’s suitable and adaptable for a wide range of ages.

IMPORTANT MEETING POINT INFORMATION: Please be aware that the meeting point for each event is dependant on which site we are planting at that day, which is dependent on our planting speed throughout the season. We will send you an SMS the week of your event with confirmation of where to meet. Please provide your number in the order form when purchasing tickets.

UPDATE: Meeting point details are 09.30am Myers Reserve, Creamery Rd, Bell Post Hill VIC 3215. There is a public toilet at the site. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early as we cannot wait for late arrivals.

Any questions, contact info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au


Locals: $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 small donation 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:

As mentioned, the meeting point is dependent on how fast we’re moving through our planting sites throughout the season. It will usually be at one of the following locations:

Caltex Bannockburn, Little River Reserve, McDonald’s Geelong Bypass Southbound, Mount Moriac Recreation Reserve, Turtle Bend Teesdale.

If you can’t or don’t want to drive yourself to the meeting point we offer free pickup at the nearest train station. PLEASE EMAIL US to advise if you require 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, and change from day to day.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Transport from the city is available by train, where we will pick you up from the closest train station to the planting site. Please contact us to arrange this – info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Those driving themselves please meet at the meeting point at 09.30am. There is a public toilet at the site. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early as we cannot wait for late arrivals.  If you plan to pick up a coffee or lunch at a nearby cafe, please ensure you do that before the pickup time.

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/wear?

Drinking water, a hat, packed lunch, keep-cup for coffee or tea, gardening gloves, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Your clothes and shoes may get muddy, wet and dirty.

Note: due to coronavirus we recommend you bring your own gloves, binoculars, food and a drinking cup/mug.

Can I participate more than once?

Yes! We always encourage volunteers to participate in as many conservation days as they can! If you’ve done the summer activity, why not come back in winter for some tree planting?

If you are planning on coming multiple time 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 TICKETS to see this option or head to 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 volunteer to plant trees on your behalf. For $50 you can pay for 5 trees. Click TICKETS to donate or go to our KCF website. .

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.  If you can’t attend, please still inform us so that we can make your place available to another volunteer.

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?

Absolutely no, pets are not allowed under any circumstances. We are planting on large farms, many with livestock.  It is not safe for your pet – unknown dogs & cats are treated as feral pests by farm workers. Your pet can’t remain in your car as you will not be close by.

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


August 28
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Teesdale General Store – TBC via SMS
1071 Bannockburn-Shelford Rd
Teesdale, Vic 3328 Australia
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