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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!

To have an event considered for inclusion in our What’s On Calendar, please complete the What’s On submission formPlease keep your submissions as brief as possible and be sure to include all necessary contact details.


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Ongoing events

July 2019

Plastic-Free July

Plastic Free July is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics? Find out how you can get involved, take the Plastic Free July challenge, find events and get tips to reduce plastic waste at work, school and home.
Various events and locations

1 to 31 July 2019

More information on the Plastic Free July website.

Naidoc Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held around the country each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The week is celebrated not just in our Indigenous communities but also in an increasing number of government agencies, community organisations, local councils, workplaces, schools and sporting groups.
Various events and locations

7 to 14 July 2019

More information on the Naidoc Week website.

Botany-Art Workshop on Moreton Island

Three days at Moreton Experience Blue Lagoon Camp. Learn about Australian plants and try out botanical drawing. Cost: $520: Includes ferry, transport on the island, excursion to The Cape, accommodation and ALL meals. This is an amazingly good deal when you consider the location and the fact that you can relax and learn without worrying about what to cook!
Moreton Experience Blue Lagoon Camp, Moreton Island, Qld.

12 to 14 July 2019

To book, contact Alan Genninges: text message 0428 783781 or email alan@moretonexperience.com. Download the flyer for more information.

World Environment Day Festival 2019

Celebrating all things for a sustainable lifestyle, Boonah’s World Environment Day Festival is jam-packed with innovative artisan stalls, displays and demonstrations; free creative workshops, native wildlife and a multi prize raffle, loads of quality food and local organic produce, plants, live music and practical and fun vintage and upcycled wares. Entry is via a gold coin donation.
The Outlook, 4001 Ipswitch-Boonah Rd, Boonah, Queensland 4310

Saturday, 20 July 2019 from 9.00am – 4.00pm

More information on the Facebook page.

Wild about Wildlife Workshop: Sugar Glider

Free event. The Sugar glider is social, nocturnal and arboreal. They live in woodlands that contain tree hollows and sufficient food. They spend their nights gliding between trees in search of their diet of tree sap, nectar, pollen, and invertebrates. During the day, small social groups, often containing several adults and that season’s young, generally share a common nest in a tree hollow or with a ball of leaves. Join Matt Cecil from Wildlife Queensland to learn and get involved on a local level to protect and restore habitat and reduce predation of this priority species.

Morning tea provided. Suitable for ages 16 and over.

Friends of the Lagoon Creek, Corner Pettigrew and Toovey Street, Caboolture

Saturday, 20 July 2019 from 9.00am – 11.30am


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.

WPSQBB July Meeting – Butterfly Host Plants

Free event. Come along to this informative illustrated presentation on “An Introduction to Butterfly Hostplant Associations in SEQ”. The presentation will focus on which local native plant families the larvae of various groups of butterflies have evolved to feed on and includes discussion on how this association influenced the resultant biodiversity within the Australian environment.
Redlands Multi Sports Club, Alexandra Hills, Qld 4159

Friday, 26 July 2019 at 7:00pm

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


August 2019

Wildlife Corridors Workshop

Join Scenic Rim Wildlife for a fascinating FREE workshop at Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley to learn about our glider corridor project. LEARN about the needs of the Scenic Rim’s other wildlife (especially in the central regions). DISCUSS possible solutions. FIND OUT how you can be involved.
Ramada Resort Kooralbyn Valley, 1121 Routley Drive, Kooralbyn Qld 4285.

Saturday, 3 August 2019 from 9.30am to 4.30pm

Dowload the flyer. More information is also available on Facebook and the WPSQ Scenic Rim Branch website.

Wildlife Rescue Queensland: Birdcare Workshop

Presenter: Stefan Hattingh. Come along to Wildlife Rescue Queensland’s informative workshop on 18 August and learn about the care of birds and care & release of injured birds. Great for beginners or refresher for carers. Includes morning tea.
CREEC Burpengary, 150 Rowley Rd, Burpengary, Qld.

18 August 2019 from 9.00am to 12.00pm

Registration fee $20 per person. To book, email enquiries@wrq.org.au  Download the flyer for more information.

Towards 40% Natural Habitat Cover & Our AGM

Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch presents Adriana Bramley from Brisbane City Council, who will talk about: BCC programs aiming to restore 40% of Brisbane’s Mainland to Natural Habitat Cover, Where are we at as a City? and What are the opportunities and challenges?
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm

More info on Facebook.


September 2019

National Biodiversity Month – September

Biodiversity Month is held in September each year and aims to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity both within Australia and across the world.

September 2019


National Wattle Day (and Father’s Day)

Wattle Day is a day of celebration in Australia on the first day of September each year, which is the official start of the Australian spring. This is the time when many Acacia species, are in flower. So, people wear a sprig of the flowers and leaves to celebrate the day.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

More information on the Wattle Day website.

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Southern Branches Get Together and AGM

Come along and support your Society! The 2019 AGM event will be held in the Redland Bay area. The program includes branch highlights, the election of council members, good food and Your Voice for Your Wildlife Awards. The day will conclude with a talk on Koala Tracking and an afternoon walk in the G J Walter Park to view local wildlife and mangroves.
Redland City Lions Club, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland, 4163

Saturday, 7 September 2019 from 9.00am to 3.45pm


National Threatened Species Day

Come and celebrate successful recovery projects underway to safeguard a number of threatened species in Brisbane’s Queen Street Mall from 9.00am – 2.00pm on National Threatened Species Day. There will be wildlife displays from up to 20 exhibitors including the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australia, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Australia Zoo, and Sea World.

National Threatened Species Day highlights the past and how we can protect Queensland’s threatened plants and animals into the future, while also celebrating species success stories and ongoing threatened species recovery work.

Brisbane and various

7 September 2019


World Cassowary Day

World Cassowary Day is a day of celebration to draw international attention to the reasons Cassowaries are globally important and need to be protected.

Thursday, 26 September 2019

More information on the World Cassowary Day website.

Containers for Change: Motivating Queenslanders 

Free event. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch. Each year, approximately three billion beverage containers are generated in our state alone and are the second most littered item. The Containers for Change scheme provides a 10 cent refund for each eligible container returned to a refund point. Glenda Viner, Senior Marketing Manager, Containers for Change will talk about what you can do to improve our recycling efforts, keep our environment litter-free and save a few dollars at the same time.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm

More information on Facebook.


October 2019

Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre – Presenters: Dalene Adam & Dr Julia Hoy, The University of Queensland

Free event. Hosted by Wildlife Queensland Brisbane Branch. The Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre is an exciting new partnership between the University of Queensland and The Turner Family Foundation. In 2017, The University of Queensland entered into a long term cooperative venture with The Turner Family Foundation to undertake wildlife research and teaching on the Spicers Hidden Vale retreat property near Grandchester in South East Queensland. By housing a diverse range of native wildlife, the Hidden Vale Wildlife Centre offers UQ students and researchers valuable hands-on access to learn and develop next-generation wildlife management and conservation techniques.
Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

Tuesday, 22 October 2019 from 7.30pm to 9.00pm

More information on Facebook.


November 2019

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.


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


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, 12 Jul – Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens
More info on the latest Faunawatch survey events are in the latest Faunawatch Newsletter.

Written by wildlife1ict