Volunteer Opportunities Magic Spots

CAPE BRUNY VOLUNTEER CARETAKER A volunteer couple has unfortunately had to pull out at last minute due to ill health Your own 3 bedroom renovated Light house keepers quarters 2 Days Weather Observation Training provided by BOM prior to start PWS provide onsite Induction DEC 8 (Fri)   to JAN  5 (Fri) JAN  5 (Fri)  to […]

Maatsuyker Island Newsletter Nov 2017

https://wildcaretas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/FOMI_Newsletter_12_NOV17.pdf Get your copy of the Maatsuyker Nov 2017 newsletter Here. 2017 was an exciting year for the Friends of Maatsuyker. Read our brilliant newsletter to find out what fantastic things FOMI branch has been up to – and maybe brag about us to your friends so they can join us too. Learn about the […]

Bricklayer Required – Can you assist?

Can you help us? Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station need a bricklayer to extend a small retaining double red brick wall that is about 600mm high at the Quarantine Station.  They have the bricks! This may be a 2 day job involving the pouring of a small foundation (approx 2hrs work) and the laying of […]


  Do you know a local volunteer hero who should be recognised? Tourism Industry Council Tasmania is proud to partner with Volunteering Tasmania as sponsor of the ‘Art, Heritage and Tourism Award’ in the 2018 Tasmanian Volunteering Awards. The Tourism Industry Council Tasmania’s Arts, Heritage and Tourism Award aims to recognise and reward volunteers who contribute […]

Lillico Penguin Platform birthday celebrations

Friends of Lillico Penguins

   The penguin viewing platform at the eastern end of the Lillico Conservation Area has hosted many thousands of visitors over the past 21 years.  For many years, and well before the permanent old viewing platform was built in 1996, dedicated Friends of Lillico volunteers have mounted a nightly vigil to await the return of […]

Trimming Wild Growth

Mount Connection There was 600 metres of quite dense vegetation reclaiming the Mount Connection Track. One of the dominant plants was Bauera, typically with masses of wiry branches that make it slow work to clear. However, since we acquired hedge trimmers the difference in what can be achieved on a day is amazing. One of these trimmers, together […]

Penguin to Cradle Trail Update

North West Tasmania suffered a rain event in June 2016 that caused major flooding in many areas. The Penguin Cradle Trail suffered damage. The Leven River catchment has been affected and in places the water was 6 to 8 metres above normal river levels. The major bridges damaged or missing in the Gunns Plains / […]

Lend a Hand to the Lobster Ponds

 Wildcare volunteers are invited to come along to the Lobster Ponds Haven, Flowerdale and see the ‘surprise’ baby  Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobsters.    A working bee is planned  by the Friends of the Freshwater Lobster, at the Ponds on 18th November from  9am -4pm. Apart from working through the list of jobs planned by Kevin and Russell, there will be time for […]

Desperate Plight of the OBP Film

Snowgum Press Films & The Bob Brown Foundation present the première screening of The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot a film by David Neilson, renowned wildlife photographer and OBP volunteer. STARRING  Matilda – World’s  first cross-fostered OBP.  (After commendable accolades in her debut season we hope she makes a return to the screen in  2017/18!) To […]

Avoiding Uniformity

Friends of Mt Field

Visitor Centre Russell Falls Track Showers were predicted although the Upper Derwent valley forecast suggested these would not be until late afternoon or evening.  We did hear from Linda, the duty Ranger, that it was cold and windy and wet in the alpine area, but at the visitor centre it remained lovely and sunny. Beside the new track […]

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