Koala Conservation Days
Koala Conservation Days for Locals - help Koalas in the wild.
Make a home for wild koalas by planting and nurturing new trees, or removing weeds - in the company of a highly experienced Koala Researcher.
June to August: Koala Tree Planting in the rivers and creeks around the You Yangs and Brisbane Ranges. Join us to establish much-needed koala habitat on some beautiful Western Plains farms.
No digging - just planting trees in prepared holes and arranging stakes and guards. Our tree planting takes up about 1.5 to 2 hours, so anyone can be involved.
Koala Conservation Days for Locals run on the third Sunday every month for local Melbourne/Geelong area residents (you don't have to be an Australian citizen, just a long-term resident of the Melbourne/Geelong area to participate.)
The aim of these days is public awareness and education, tree planting (June to August) and weed removal. Together we can save the koalas of the Western Plains.
Each day participants plant around 300 trees or remove around 20,000 weeds to create koala habitat.
These days are heavily subsidised by our donors and supporters, which is why they are only available to Melbourne area locals. Please read here about the costs, why there is a cost to volunteer, and why these days are up to 80% subsidised.
It is not a tour, and not suitable for or available to tourists. For excellent tours to see wild koalas and kangaroos please support our major donor, social enterrpise Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.
Held on the 3rd Sunday of every month, all year - see upcoming dates on right.
These photographs show the effectiveness of our Koala Conservation Days - this is the result of only 30 minutes weeding by 20 participants on our conservation day.
If you have a special group and want to organise a Koala Conservation Day for yourself, or would like a different date, please speak to us about a special school, private or business Koala Conservation Day.
We welcome sponsors for these special conservation events - please contact us
This extraordinary day of learning and connecting with nature is valued at more than $100 per person. However Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours and our generous donors heavily subsidise the day to make them accessible for all locals.
We are seeking grant funding and donations to cover 80% of these costs so that we can continue to provide this experience for local people. The contribution of your ticket price is greatly appreciated and helps cover a small portion of the organising and running of these events.