Volunteers needed at the new OBP captive breeding facility

Calling all gardeners and bird lovers: the new captive breeding facility at Five Mile Beach needs your enthusiasm and skills. Volunteer for a range of activities to help our critically endangered Orange-bellied parrots thrive in their new enclosure near Hobart airport. You can help with feeding, cleaning, observations and record keeping, as well as maintaining […]

20th Anniversary Celebrations at Freycinet

Friends of Freycinet

     by Adrian Sullivan There were 2 big things to happen at the beginning of March. One was that we all have the best time as you can read below. The other was that we changed the constitution of Wildcare. A little about that first and then you can read for your dessert about the […]


 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 (www.penguinrehab.org) 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 john.wadsley@maritimetas.org […]

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 mark.holdzy@icloud.com […]

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 […]

Hut building in the bush with young people

School holidays are sometimes not fun for kids from backgrounds that are a bit tough. Recently the Get Outside Program partnered with Clarence City Council Rokeby Community Centre to assist with their school holiday program to go bush. 18 young people aged below 14 , 4 youth works and Jodie Epper Program Coordinator had a […]

Friends of Narawntapu

By Helen Plaister, President (extract from The Newsletter of the Rubicon Key Biodiversity Area) SEA SPURGE (Euphorbia paralias) is a well- established weed within the coastal dunes of Narawntapu National Park. The prevalence of the weed is at its highest in dune complexes of both Bakers and Badger Beach. It is also present in suitable […]

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