Koala Conservation Days
For Locals - Book Now!
Feel inspired by helping Koalas in the wild.
Search for koalas, monitor their behaviour, make a home for wild koalas by removing weeds from their habitat, all in the company of a highly experienced Koala Researcher.
Sunday 22 May 2016
Sunday 5 June 2016
Sunday 19 June 2016
Sunday 3 July 2016
Sunday 17 July 2016
Sunday 7 August 2016
Sunday 21 August 2016
Sunday 4 September 2016
Sunday 18 September 2016
We welcome sponsors for these special conservation events - please contact us
Learn more about why Boneseed removal saves koalas here: Make a Home for Koala Clancy!
In 2014 we started running Koala Conservation Days for Locals. These days are offered once a month for local Melbourne residents (you don't have to be an Australian citizen, just a long-term resident of Melbourne to participate.) The aim of these days is public awareness and education, and large-scale weed removal. Each day participants remove around 8,000 weeds = koala habitat for nearly 2 koalas for a whole year, in just one day!
Note - This extraordinary day of learning and connecting with nature is valued at more than $100 per person. However Echidna Walkabout heavily subsidises them to make them accessible for all locals. These days are not available and not suitable for tourists.
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.
And thank you to our great sponsors who are helping make these days so successful -
Saturday 16 May 2015 - sponsored by Insight Australia Travel Thankyou!
Sunday 14 June 2015 - sponsored by Cathja Maas, Netherlands. Thankyou!
Friday 10 July 2015 - sponsored by Olivia Travel Thankyou!
Sunday 30 August 2015 - sponsored by Olivia Travel Thankyou!
Monday 21 September 2015
Saturday 31 October 2015 - sponsored by Cathja Maas, Netherlands. Thankyou!
Saturday 28 November 2015 - sponsored by Cathja Maas, Netherlands. Thankyou again Cathja!
Sunday 13 December 2015, 20 January and 7 February 2016
Special Koala Conservation Days: for your international or Australian corporate team-building, charities and study groups
Are you a leader of a group or corporate team? Would you like to run your own special Koala Conservation Day for your group? A most fantastic team-building event - groups of 6 to 20 people ideal.
Book this special day through your travel agent - direct them to this page and they contact us.
Since commencing our Make a Home for Koala Clancy! weeding project in 2012 our wild koala sightings have gone up 370%. The project is so successful because it makes habitat instantly available to koalas.
Why does it work? Thick infestations of Boneseed - a weed introduced from South Africa - inhibit koala movements through the forest. Eucalyptus trees surrounded by boneseed are rarely used by koalas. As soon as the boneseed is removed koalas start using the tree again. We have seen koalas using the trees we've cleared around within one week of a Koala Conservation Day.
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.
To learn all about wild koalas click Koala Clancy's Facebook tab on the right.