The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens will have a Threatened Plants trail running at the Gardens from Tuesday 3rd – Tuesday 10th September and  guided tours twice daily at 11am and 1pm on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September to increase general knowledge about Tassie’s threatened plants, as well as informing visitors about the critical work that […]

our island home

Diane Masters extends an invitation to all FOMI friends to her upcoming exhibition ‘our island home’ at Handmark (77 Salamanca Place, Hobart). We are all looking forward to this exhibition of Di’s work inspired by her time as caretaker, with husband David, on Maatsuyker Island from September 2018 to March 2019. Exhibition open 6 Sept – […]


 INVITATION  WHERE: Old Beaumaris Zoo, Queen’s Domain, Hobart WHEN:  Saturday, September 7, 2019. Gates open 9.30am. Gates close 2.00pm WHAT: Talks about work being done to save Tasmanian wildlife starting at 10.00am by: Dr Clare Hawkins – Wedge Tailed Eagles. Professor Greg Woods of UTAS -Tasmanian Devils. Dr Dejan Stojanovic-Swift Parrot and Orange-bellied Parrot. Gareth […]

Penguin Rehab & Release Fundraising Raffle

The little penguins here at Penguin Rehab and Release really love their fresh fish. In fact, some penguins eat up to five times a day! Help us put more fish in rehabilitating penguin bellies by buying a raffle ticket, either online at our website ( or from a volunteer at the Penguin Undercover Markets, between […]

Lunchtime Talk – Surfing in Tasmania

The Maritime Musuem of Tasmania hosts monthly talks and the next one is a ripper. Presented by Michael Lawrence, Surfing Legend Time: 12.00-1.00pm, Tuesday 3 September 2019 Place: Royal Society Room, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Customs House, 19 Davey St entrance. Phone the Maritime Museum on 6234 1427 for more details or email […]

FoOBP Member Accommodation at Melaleuca

If you are a member of the Friends of the OBP Branch of Wildcare and are selected as a volunteer the OBP Summer Monitoring Program, member accommodation at Melaleuca may be available to you For more information on FoOBP accommodation at Melaleuca please contact Mark Holdsworth, Liasion Officer on 0419 120 298 or email […]

FOMI AGM & Dinner

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) AGM will be held on Thursday 26 September 2019 at 7:00pm at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay, Hobart). Dinner can be ordered from 5:30pm at the venue. All Wildcare members (or anyone interested in joining Wildcare) are invited and will be most welcome. Please RSVP […]

It started with cakes and ended with a bbq…..

Friends of Freycinet

The August Working Bee 5-9 August 2019 After goodness knows what time in the morning we started from Launceston and Hobart, by 11.30am on Monday we were tucking into cakes and cream supplied by Fiona and Natasha from PWS at the Freycinet Field Centre. What were we doing after that? Oh yes, paperwork and preparation […]

Volunteers converge on sea spurge

Jewel of Break O’Day, larapuna / Bay of Fires, is cleaner, healthier and more loved after this year’s larapuna Community Weekend. Over 120 volunteers and PWS staff spent the first Friday and weekend of August walking approximately 50km on the beaches north and south of Eddystone Point, soaking up the larapuna / Bay of Fires […]

PWS Summer Volunteer Caretaker Program Applications now OPEN!

Applications are now being sought from interested persons, for 1-month volunteer placements in some of Tasmania’s most beautiful national parks and reserves. Applications close on Monday 26th August 2019, (with the exception of Maatsuyker Island which is now closed and fully subscribed until September 2022. The next round of placements for Maatsuyker Island will be […]