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Our What’s On Calendar is a free service to groups and organisations concerned with the Australian environment and wildlife, that wish to bring their activities to the attention of our readers. Check back regularly for updates to Wildlife’s wonderful events in 2019!

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Ongoing events


November 2019

Gold Coast BioBlitz 2019

The Gold Coast Catchment Association is holding its first-ever Gold Coast Bioblitz! This is an opportunity for amateur nature lovers to spend a few hours with an expert and look for the wonderful wildlife in the biodiversity hot spot that is Austinville Valley. Tickets $10. Book in and enjoy a morning, afternoon or evening of wildlife research! Limited spaces.
Mt Nimmel Hall, 237 Austinville Road, Austinville, QLD

12.00pm on Saturday, 2 November to 12.00pm on Sunday, 3 November 2019

More information and bookings on the Gold Coast Catchments website.

WPSQ Cassowary Coast – Hinchinbrook Branch – Who’s Counting?

Did you know that Cardwell is the home of one of Australia’s longest bird counts? A citizen science project in Cardwell that started in 1966 has recorded the fluctuating trends of breeding migratory birds on the Great Barrier Reef Islands for more than 50 years. We are recruiting a new generation of volunteers to take part in the annual Pied Imperial Pigeon Count. This is your chance to be become involved in an important citizen science project and become a part of history.
Cardwell Library, 2 Balliol Street, Cardwell by the Sea, Qld

Saturday, 9 November 2019 from 1.00pm to 4.00pm

More information on Facebook or download the flyer.

Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Vine Workshop

Calling all Richmond birdwing butterfly lovers in Greater Springfield, Bellbird Park, Goodna and Camira, in SEQ! Springfield Lakes Nature Care Inc. is hosting a FREE Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Vine workshop on Sunday, 10 November. Wildlife Queensland Projects Manager Matt Cecil will be there to explain how Wildlife Queensland is helping the endangered Richmond birdwing butterfly and how you can help to create a corridor of vines along the Woogaro and Opossum Creek Catchment. Participants will receive a free vine to plant in their backyards and info on how to care for and re-pot the vine.
Spring Central Library, Cnr Sirius Drive and Main Street, Brisbane, Qld

Sunday, 10 November 2019 from 1.00pm to 2.45pm

More information on Facebook.

National Recycling Week

In November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. Now in its 23rd year, this established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by:

  • Promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives
  • Giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.

11 to 17 November 2019

More information on the National Recycling Week website.

Oyster Reef Restoration in Pumicestone Passage

Free event. Join Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch for a special end of year celebratory supper. We’ll be joined by Marine Biologist, Dr Ben Diggles, who will talk about the marine ecosystem of Moreton Bay and the role of shellfish reefs for improving fisheries, water quality and biodiversity.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm

More information on Facebook.

The Secret Lives of Moreton Bay’s Dolphins

Free event. Join Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch for a special presentation by Dr Liz Hawkins, Founding Director of Dolphin Research Australia.  Learn about the social systems and populations of Moreton Bay’s dolphins and how citizen science is playing an important role in creating a clearer picture of dolphin populations and building understanding about how local dolphins may be influenced by human activity.
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Cnr Bailey & Randall Rd, Birkdale, Qld

Friday, 29 November 2019 from 7.00pm

Fore more information, download the flyer.


December 2019

Wildlife Queensland Annual Dinner with Prof Mike Archer

Prof. Mike Archer is perhaps best known for leading research into the extraordinary Riversleigh fossil deposits in Qld, which led to the site being listed on World Heritage Register. Join us for dinner and hear about Mike’s current research on discovering how the fossil record has vital information about how to save critically endangered species ‒ using strategies that would never have occurred to ecologists. His team is starting a project of this kind now to save the critically endangered Mountain Pygmy possum, and he is positive it will work! A must-hear presentation!
Indooroopilly Gold Club, The Terrace Room, Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, Qld 4068

Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 6.30pm to 10.30pm


Batty Boat December Cruise

Our popular December Batty Boat Cruise is back in 2019! The perfect way to enjoy the festive season with friends or family. Or make a group booking for your work end-of-year party! Sit back and view the city’s festive lights, watch the bats fly over the Brisbane River at sunset, interact with orphaned baby bats on board and listen to live commentary on the species. You’ll also learn some fascinating facts about Brisbane. Cruise duration is approximately 3.5 hours.
Mowbray Park, Thorn Street, East Brisbane, Qld

Sunday, 15 December 2019 from 4.15pm to 8.00pm(approx.)

More information on the WPSQ website.


Ongoing Events

Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch

Monthly talks by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch 

Free event. All are welcome to attend the free monthly environmental talks presented by Wildlife Queensland’s Brisbane Branch on the fourth Tuesday of most months.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Monthly (refer to Facebook page for dates) @ 7:30pm

More info on Facebook.
Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch

Monthly talks by Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch 

Free event. All are welcome to attend the free monthly environmental talks presented by Wildlife Queensland’s Bayside Branch.
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Cnr Bailey & Randall Rd, Birkdale, Qld

Monthly (refer to Facebook page for dates) @ 7:00pm

More info on Facebook.
Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch

Monthly Nature Walks by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch 

Participation in the walks is free for members of Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast in 2019. Non-members will be asked to make a $5 donation per walk. Most walks are on the first weekend of the month.
various, refer to Nature Walks 2019 program



Nature in the Library Talks by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch 

Free event. A fabulous line-up of wildlife talks. Everyone welcome.
  • 12.00pm – 1.00pm, third Friday of the month at Hervey Bay library
  • 12.00pm – 1.00pm, fourth Friday of the month at Maryborough Library
Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast Branch

Faunawatch Regular Survey and walks – Wildlife Queensland Sunshine Coast Branch

FaunaWatch is a community-based program run by Wildlife Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Branch.

The Faunawatch Regular Survey, held on the second Wednesday of most month, provides an opportunity for anyone to come along and find out more about Faunawatch. Meeting in the car park we start with a walk on one of the several trails in the gardens followed by BYO morning tea and general discussion. A record of the fauna identified is kept.

Faunawatch walks are also held on the fourth Monday of most months.

Second Wednesday walks 

Where: Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
When: 8.00am on the following dates in 2019-2020:

  • 14 August 2019
  • 11 September 2019
  • 9 October 2019
  • 13 November 2019
  • 12 February 2020
  • 11 March 2020
  • 8 April 2020
  • 13 May 2020
  • 10 June 2020

Fourth Monday walks

When: 8.00am on the following dates in 2019-2020:

  • 28 October 2019: Cahills Scrub, Peachester on an 18-ha bushland reserve with a great mix of species. Look out for another Regent Bowerbird in the sun.
    Meeting point: At the end of Harold Lane, Peachester.
  • 25 November, 2019: Lake Baroon (South) at North Maleny for a great walk along the southern side of Lake Baroon, with a combination of water birds, and with water backing up into a mixture of forest types where last time we saw a population of New Holland Honeyeaters. Join us for this end of the year walk with a cool breeze off the lake.
    Meeting point: At the end of Baroon Pocket Road, North Maleny.
  • 24 February, 2020: Kawana Forest, Meridan Plains on a part of the Climate Watch trail. We will start in Kurrajong Park before walking into Kawana Forest. The open grasslands to the west and the wallum sections provide a good mix of species.
    Meeting point: The picnic shed in Kurrajong Park, with parking along and next to Kurrajong Crescent, Meridan Plains.
More info on the latest Faunawatch survey events are in the latest Faunawatch Newsletter.

Written by wildlife1ict