February 28, 2016 Events, What's On No Comments

What's on Calendar

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

For the latest updates on Wildlife Queensland events, please also refer to our Facebook page.

To have an event considered for inclusion in our What’s On Calendar

  • Please complete the What’s On submission form
  • Please keep your submissions as brief as possible and be sure to include all necessary contact details.


January | February| March



Waterbugs Survey

Using your detective skills, you will be encouraged to identify the amazing creatures lurking under the surface. You will learn how to forage for waterbugs and to check out what else is hidden in our waterways and rivers.

Location: Cedar Creek
Date: Sat 15 January 2022, 9 am


New Year’s Batty Boat Cruise 

Ring in the New Year with our January Batty Boat Cruise. Watch the bats fly out over the Brisbane River at sunset, interact with adorable orphaned baby bats on board, and listen to live commentary about Brisbane’s flying fox species and other amazing wildlife. Cost: Adults: $37; Conc: $29; Child: $19;  Family (4): $100; Family (5): $115

Location: Cultural Centre Pontoon, Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane QLD 4101 (50m upstream from the Victoria Bridge)
Date: Sun 16 January 2022


Friends of the Earth – Magic Gardens

Discover the exciting world of organic recycling, learn how worm farms can help us reduce waste, and plant your own native seed to take home and grow. Cost: $10

Location: Indigiscapes Centre, Redlands
Date: Mon 17 January 2022, 10 am


Naturally GC Seagrass

This workshop introduces the kids to the underwater world, particularly seagrass and all its creatures. Seagrass is a vital food source for various marine species (like the turtle!) besides being a home for numerous organisms. This workshop is undertaken in shallow water and is suitable for ages 6 and above that are confident in water.

Location: Labrador (must register for further details)
Date: Tues 18 January 2022, 3:15 pm


Fraser Coast Summer Bioblitz

Wildlife Queensland’s Fraser Coast Branch runs a quarterly series of Backyard Bioblitzs open to anyone. To participate, you simply need a mobile phone or camera and internet access to log flora and fauna observations on the iNaturalist Australia website. Make observations in your own garden or anywhere in the Fraser Coast, Gympie or Bundaberg regions at any time between midnight on Friday night to midnight on Sunday night.

Location: Fraser Coast
Date: 22–23 January 2022




Save Ben Bennett Bushland Rally

Join Wildlife Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Branch to protest against the proposed changes to Ben Bennett Bushland as part of the Caloundra Transport Corridor Upgrade.

Location: Ben Bennett Bushland, Queen St entrance, Caloundra
Date: Thurs 27 January 2022, 8 am




Caring for Our Backyard – Peachester

Come along and learn about Invasive Species and what is going on in your backyard, including invasive plants and animals, attracting wildlife to your garden, worm farms and helping your soil, and biochar and how it can help your garden.

Location: Peachester Community Hall, Peachester
Date: Sat 5 Feb 2022, 9 am to 3 pm


Valentine’s Batty Boat Cruise

Fall in love with Queensland’s quirky, nocturnal pollinators on our February Valentine’s Batty Boat Cruise aboard the MV Neptune. Learn about the Brisbane River, its history and landmarks. Listen to expert commentary about flying foxes and wildlife along the Brisbane River, and meet orphaned bats and their carers on board.

Location: Cultural Centre Boardwalk, South Brisbane
Date: Sun 13 Feb 2022, 5:15 pm


Women of the Great Barrier Reef

Join Dr Deb Anderson and Associate Professor Kerrie Foxwell-Norton, the 2020 John Oxley Library Fellows, as they share their research from their project, The Women of the Great Barrier Reef: The Untold Stories of Environmental Conservation in Queensland. Free.

Location: Auditorium 2, State Library of Queensland
Date: Weds 16 Feb 2022, 6 pm


Redlands Erosion and Sediment Control Field Day 

Healthy Land and Water, together with the Department of Environment and Science and the International Erosion Control Association invite you to join them for a free half-day field demonstration on the basics of soil erosion and the benefits of best practice erosion and sediment control at the Redlands ESC facility.

Location: Redlands Research facility, Alexandra Hills
Date: Weds 16 Feb 2022, 9 am




Park Ridge Quoll Discovery Day

Join Wildlife Queensland’s Quoll Seekers Network and Park Ridge Connect, along with expert presenter Paul Revie, for a FREE Quoll Discovery Day to learn more about Logan’s incredible and endangered quolls and how you can help find them and save them. Light refreshments provided.

Location: Kingdom Life Centre, Park Ridge
Date: Sat 26 March 2022, 10 am to 12:30 pm


Ongoing Events

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.
Location: Redland Multi Sports Club, Cnr Bailey and Randall Rd, Birkdale, QLD 4159

Date: Monthly (refer to Facebook page for dates) on Fridays @ 7:o0pm

More info on Facebook.
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.
Location: Albion Peace Hall, 102 McDonald Road, Windsor, Qld

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

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. Non-members will be asked to make a $5 donation per walk. Most walks are on the first weekend of the month.
Location: various

Date: Monthly

More info on our webpage or email frasercoast@wildlife.org.au.

Nature in the Library Talks by Wildlife Queensland Fraser Coast Branch 

Free event. A fabulous line-up of wildlife talks. Everyone welcome.

Location and date:

  • 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm, third Friday of the month at Hervey Bay library
  • 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm, 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.
Location and Date:

  • Faunawatch regular survey Maroochy Botanical Gardens
  • Fourth Monday walks various locations

Refer to the Faunawatch webpage for specific dates and locations.

More info on Faunawatch survey events are in the latest Faunawatch Newsletter.

Written by wildlife1ict