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Our What’s On green diary 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

May 2019

Be a Zero Waste Hero (Wildlife Queensland)

Zero waste or low waste living doesn’t need to be complicated or costly! In this MUST-ATTEND workshop hosted by Wildlife Queensland, Jacq Driscoll from Biome and Victoria Brun from Direct Compost Solutions provide top tips, tools and solutions to reduce your rubbish quickly and easily and turn your house green! Includes morning tea, raffle prize & fabulous products to buy – ideal for Mother’s Day gifts!
Lithuanian Hall, 49 Gladstone Road (Cnr Morris Street), Highgate Hill, Qld

Saturday, 11 May 2019 from 9.30am – 1.00pm

More info and ticket purchases on the Be a Zero Waste Hero event page.

Mother’s Day Butterfly Planting Day

Logan City Council has organised a Mother’s Day celebration, encouraging families to plant a vine or two and help restore habitat for the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly. Free community event.
Mount Warren Park, Qld 4207

Saturday, 11 May 2019 from 9.00am – 1.00pm

More info and register on the Mother’s Day Butterfly Planting Day event page.

Butterfly Discovery Day

Join Wildlife Queensland Capricorn Branch at the hugely popular annual Butterfly Discovery Day at Lammermoor Native Gardens this Mother’s Day. Enjoy guided butterfly walks with special guest speaker and butterfly expert Peter Valentine, as well as a great range of activities for the whole family. RSVP: smcardle@capcatchments.org.au
Lammermoor Native Gardens, Lammermoor, Qld 4703

Sunday, 12 May 2019 from 8.00am – 12.00pm. Walks commence 8.30am, 10.30am

More info Butterfly Discovery Day flyer.

Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar Series – Promoting Pollinators

Free event. Learn more about attracting birds, bees and butterflies to your garden at this fascinating seminar series organised by Brisbane City Council.
Mt Gravatt Bowls Club, 1873 Logan Road, Upper Mt Gravatt, Qld 4122

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 from 6.30pm – 9.00pm

More info and free registration on the Brisbane Biodiversity Seminar Series event page.

Pint of Science Festival

The Pint of Science Festival is taking place in 19 cities across Australia from 20 – 22 May 2019. Part of the broader international festival, #PintAU19 is a fantastic celebration of science that reaches all across the globe. Events include interesting and relevant talks on the latest scientific research that’s accessible to all.

20 – 22 May 2019

More info and find an event near you on the Pint of Science Australia website.

National Volunteer Week (NVW)

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. This year’s theme for National Volunteer Week 2019 is “Making a world of difference”. From 20–26 May 2019, thousands of events will be held across the country to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time. The week-long celebration will include breakfasts, morning/afternoon teas, and luncheons, as well as open days, award ceremonies, picnics, forums and training sessions.

20 – 26 May 2019

More info and find or register an event on the NVW website.

World Turtle Day

“Shellebrate” World Turtle Day on 23 May.

23 May 2019

More info on the World Turtle Day website.

Logan Eco Action Festival (LEAF)

Looking for a FREE fun day out where you and the kids can learn the latest tips on living more sustainably? Head down the M1 to LEAF, Logan’s Eco Action Festival on Sunday 26 May at Griffith University’s Logan Campus Meadowbrook. This year, everyone’s favourite gardener Costa Georgiadis, host of Gardening Australia and Get Grubby TV returns to LEAF to join paddock to plate chef Bruno Loubet and hundreds of eco-exhibitors.

  • Hear from our celebrities and exhibitors on easy ways to reduce your family’s environmental footprint.
  • Join in a free workshop and learn how to make cheese, grow great herbs, keep backyard chooks, learn how to keep native bees or make a kokedama.
  • Lots of hands-on activities for the kids, live music and food trucks.
Griffith University, Logan Campus, Meadowbrook Qld

Sunday, 26 May 2019 from 10.00am – 3.00pm

More info on the event website and the LEAF Facebook page.

Natives Naturally – Small is Beautiful

A special event to celebrate Botanic Garden Day, Sunday 26 May 2019. Friends of Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens invite you to a morning of talks, walks, plant sales, workshops, displays and expert advice. Featuring popular Gardening Australia presenter, Jerry Coleby-Williams: ‘The 21st Century Cottage Garden’ (ticket booking required).
Maroochy Regional Bushland Botanic Gardens, 33 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha, QLD 4556

Sunday, 26 May 2019 from 8.30pm – 12.30pm

More info and tickets on the event page.

Bats: From Myth to Majesty

Free event. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch, Professor Parsons from the School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences, QUT will address some of the myths that surround bats and that have led to their less than ideal public image. He will talk about the amazing things bats do for humans and the environment, and the negative impacts humans are having on them.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 28 May from 7:30pm – 9.00pm

More info on Facebook.


A Guided Tour of 40 World Heritage Areas in 20 Countries

Free event. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Bayside Branch. Michael Lusis, Chair of Wildlife Australia
magazine committee is our guest speaker at the AGM of the Bayside Branch in May 2019. Michael will guide our guests on his experiences at 40 World Heritage Areas in the 20 Countries he visited during 2018.
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Cnr Bailey & Randall Rd, Birkdale, Qld

Friday, 31 May @ 7:00pm

Download flyer for more info.

June 2019

Gold Coast Green Week

Gold Coast Green Week is a curated 10-day calendar of environmental events that celebrate our unique natural environment. The handpicked events showcase the magnificent work that is done to preserve and protect the natural environment through local passion, innovation, research and creativity.
Various locations

31 May – 9 June 2019


Climate Week Qld 2019

Climate Week QLD 2019 will showcase how the State is transitioning to a low-carbon, clean growth future and building a community of action to address climate change. From 2 – 8 June 2019, community, business and political representatives from across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region will meet to discuss and share ideas on how to address and adapt to climate change. Join in Climate Week QLD 2019 and be inspired on how you can play your part in climate change action.
Various locations

2 – 8 June 2019

More information on the Climate Week Qld website.


World Environment Day 2019

On 5 June 2019, World Environment Day will be on the theme of “air pollution”— a call to action to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. This World Environment Day, get involved and learn more about the air pollution around you, and how we can #BeatAirPollution.
Various locations

5 June 2019

More information, register your event or find an event on the World Environment Day 2019 website.


2019 Cicada Film Festival Premiere Screening & Awards Night

The Premiere Screening & Awards Night will be held on Friday, 7 June at the Cleveland District State School’s Performance Art Space. Award-winning actor Paul Bishop will once again MC the event and this year be joined by 2016 CFF Winner Laura Eban.
Performance Art Space, Cleveland District State School, Russell Street, Cleveland, Qld

Friday, 7 June 2019


World Oceans Day

Don’t miss out on the largest worldwide celebration of our ocean! This June, join the global community through thousands of events and activities around the world and help protect and restore our ocean.
various locations & times

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Visit the Premiere World Oceans Day website to plan, register and find events.

Richmond Birdwing Butterfly – Northern Habitat Corridor Project Launch

Free event. World Swallowtail and Birdwing Butterfly Day will be celebrated at the Samford Eco Corridor when Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network will officially launch the Woodford-Samford vine corridor which is supported by the Moreton Bay Regional Council.
Samford District Bowls Club, Mount Samson Road, Samford Valley, Qld 4520

Sunday, 9 June 2019 from 11.00am – 3.00pm

Registration and more information on the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly – Northern Habitat Corridor Project Launch event page.

How Well Do You Know Moreton Bay? 

Free event. Join Dr Daryl McPhee, Faculty of Society & Design, Bond University as he takes you on a journey through the ages and unlocks the secrets of the Moreton Bay region. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 from 7:30pm – 9.00pm

More info on Facebook.

July 2019

The Preservation of Antarctic Wildlife

Free event. John Kirkwood, International Water Centre, Griffith University, will review the history of human exploitation of Antarctic wildlife and provide a personal account of the impacts that he has witnessed over the last 40 years of visiting the “Great White Hell.” Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld.

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 from 7:30pm – 9.00pm

More info on Facebook.


National Tree Day Event: WPSQ Wildlife Corridor

In 2014 around 100 trees were planted on the same property and they are thriving and creating habitat. The 2019 site adjoins this and will extend the previous planting, creating a larger patch of habitat between Four Mile Ck on the eastern side and Teatree Ck on the western side. Many of the 2014 trees are koala-friendly Eucalyptus tereticornis (blue gum). Not only will we be creating even more koala habitat but also homes for numerous native birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians who live in this area.
239 Hunt Road, Bouldercombe, QLD 4702

Sunday, 28 July 2019 from 8:00am – 10.30am

More info on the WPSQ Wildlife Corridor webpage./one_fifth]


Ongoing Events

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.

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.

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

Monthly (refer to web page for dates)

More info on the Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast web page.

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
More info on the Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast web page.

Faunawatch Regular Survey – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

FaunaWatch is a community-based program run by Wildlife Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Branch. The Faunawatch Regular Survey, held on the second Wednesday of the 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.

  • 8.00am, Wednesday, 10 April – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
  • 8.00am, Wednesday, 8 May – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
  • 8.00am, Wednesday, 10 Jun – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
More info on the latest Faunawatch survey events are in the latest Faunawatch Newsletter.
Written by wildlife1ict