History book released

A new book on the history of the Bruny Island Quarantine Station has been released by local Author Kathy Duncombe. This book documents the history of the Quarantine Station site at Barnes Bay. Beginning with the early Aboriginal occupation; European settlement in 1856; establishment of a State maritime quarantine station in 1884; acquisition by the […]

Free Community Event


A free presentation on Short-tailed Shearwaters – their migration, life histories and threats – will be held at the Clifton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club on Wednesday 25 February 2015. Dr. Eric Woehler is on the Executive of the Australian Coastal Society and Convenor of BirdLife Tasmania. He is also an Honorary Research Associate at the […]

Funding for rookery protection


Wildcare Deslacs has been successful in gaining funding from the Australian Government’s Naturally Inspired Grant program to control Spanish heath at the short-tailed shearwater rookery at Cape Deslacs. Funding has also been received from our whole-of-state Wildcare Incorporated group. Thank you also to Dick and Marian Jex for your donation to Wildcare Deslacs!

Recognition for Wildcare Group


We all know that groups work really hard on their projects and its gratifying to see that they are recognised for their efforts. Check out this list of awards for the Wildcare Deslacs group: A national finalist at the 2014 Australian Landcare Coastcare awards. Awarded the 2013 Tasmanian Landcare Coastcare award. Received a High Commendation […]

Heritage walk completed

The new Heritage Interpretive Walk at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station enhances any visit to this beautiful peninsula with the varied history of the site well explained and directional signs in place. The full walk will take you from the Nuenonne people’s sign to the site of the first European settlers cottage and the Shelter […]

Northwest Bay River Working Bee

A great working bee where we worked with three PWS staff to create a short section of track so that walkers didn’t have to use the river for access, which can be somewhat dangerous when there is a lot of water in the river or when the rocks are wet and slippery such as from […]

Volunteer Caretaker Opportunity

The New Summer ‘volunteer caretaker’ program at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station is now available. It will commence 16 October 2014 and continue until 2 April 2015. Volunteer Caretakers are  asked to cover a four-week block including weekends with the switch over day being a Thursday. Outgoing Volunteer Caretakers are asked to brief the incoming […]

Australasian Plant Conservation Conference Hobart Tasmania


Register by Friday 29 August 2014 to go into the draw to win two fabulous prizes! First prize: a free 4 day walk on world heritage listed Maria Island with Maria Island Walk, valued at $2,300! Second prize: a gift voucher for 1 x Hobart Scenic flight with Par Avion valued at $99! For more […]

Very successful Botany Course

We are very grateful to Mark Wapstra and Fred Duncan for very enthusiastically delivering another Hobart series of field botany lectures and field trips. Once again the course was funded through our partnership with NRM South. A feature of the Hobart course was the wonderful hospitality from Mark, Lorelei and Emily, which was greatly appreciated […]

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