‘Dear Mama’ now in the Wildcare Shop

In August 2014 the Wildcare Inc. ‘Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station’ group held a special ‘S. S. Oberhausen’ day to commemorate the capture and internment of the crew by our naval reservists when war with Germany was declared by England. Our group discussed how wonderful it would be if we could make contact with […]

Who are the Friends of Freycinet?

The incredible outcomes achieved by the Wildcare family are not just thanks to the ongoing support of our on-ground volunteers, but also of our valued donors. Wildcare Tasmania operates a tax-deductible donations fund called the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Fund (TNCF). Through the TNCF we aim to bring together the contributions of volunteers and donors to […]

Meeting Maatsuyker Island

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Article by Penni Rockliff, photos by Marina Campbell Before I went to Maatsuyker Island I thought of it as one of those magical fairy-tale places. After going I think of it in exactly the same way. Located about 10kms off the southern coast of Tasmania – ‘Maat’ is buffeted by the roaring Forties and home […]

Turning the Tides on Sea Spurge

Sea Spurge (Euphorbia paralias) is undoubtably one of the most prolific coastal weeds in Tasmania. Many Wildcare Tasmania groups work along Tasmania’s coastline, and have spent countless hours battling the ever-present sea spurge. If you follow the work of Wildcare, you’ve probably heard your fair share of sea spurge news. However, following a new development […]

Review of the Wildcare Tasmania Constitution


The Wildcare Constitution sets out the fundamental agreements on where we are heading, and how we intend to get there. It’s a legally binding roadmap for how the organisation is to be governed, and the Wildcare Board is proposing some changes. Just like other hard working and skilled Wildcare volunteer groups, the Wildcare Board are […]

Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station turn 10!

On October 19th and 20th, the Friends of Bruny Island Quarantine Station in conjunction with Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service conducted a very successful working bee and celebrated the 10th anniversary of the commencement of FOBIQS.   Over the 2 days, numerous tasks were completed including: Filling of potholes Dead tree removal Fence repairs Cleaning, […]

Opportunities in October working bee

Friends of Freycinet

We certainly had plenty of opportunities to hone our weeding, painting and building skills this working bee. The week started off with glorious weather.  Once everyone was settled in and we had our briefing, cake supplied by Ranger Fee (thanks Fee), we were off.  For the next two days there was plenty of weeding done […]

Interested in a wild volunteering opportunity?

Friends of Freycinet

Do you dream of being stowed away on one of Tasmania’s best offshore islands amidst blue sea and pink granite? Oh, and ……. a significant infestation of weeds, which are diminishing thanks to your efforts? Make a difference this summer, by joining the Friends of Freycinet on their Annual Schouten Island working bee from 6-15th […]

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