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Koala Conservation Day: Weeding and Wildlife Walk

October 8 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm


Weeding in the You Yangs is the single fastest way to restore koala habitat! This is your opportunity to make an immediate impact on the lives of wild koalas.

Right now, due to climate change, koalas are having a hard time finding enough nutritious trees to survive. Boneseed infestation makes it even harder for koalas to access quality habitat. Although invasive, boneseed is a soft and safe-to-handle and is surprisingly rewarding and fun to clear, and all ages can do it!

After successfully clearing an area of habitat, we will embark on a guided bushwalk through the You Yangs. You will be accompanied by a Koala Clancy wildlife expert who will guide you through the park and tell you about our non-intrusive koala research and the life history of our koalas*. We also hope to spot other native species such as birds, Eastern Grey Kangaroos, Swamp Wallabies, Echidnas and lizards.

*Note: As our koalas are wild and untagged, koala sightings are not guaranteed.

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. 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


Please note that the meeting location for this event is Little River Reserve on You Yangs Road, Little River. From here we will drive in convoy to the You Yangs. We DO NOT meet at the You Yangs for logistical reasons.

If you can’t or don’t want to drive yourself, we offer free pickup from the closest train station (Little River). PLEASE EMAIL US to advise if you require train station pickup – info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au

Any questions, contact info@koalaclancyfoundation.org.au


How much does this event cost?

Locals (Victorian residents): $30 adults, $20 children/student/concession (Children 13 and under 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/

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, 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/Concession/Senior $50. Click TICKETS to see this option or head to our KCF membership page

How can I support from far away?

The work that we do is made possibly by donations. Follow the link below to donate today


How 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.

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


October 8
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Event Category:


Koala Clancy Foundation


Little River Reserve
Sports Lane
Little River, VIC 3211 Australia
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