Snowy Thark

Despite a predicted temperature range of -1° to 7° for the top of Mt Wellington, seven volunteers attended the Thark Ridge working bee on Tuesday 3rd September. We started in fine but overcast conditions. After walking a short distance we began to encounter snow on the ground and were soon up to our knees in […]

Join Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony on the Triple Bluff Walk

Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony are one of our newest Wildcare Branches. They formed following a number of significant and high profile dog attacks with the Low Head Rookery and work in conjunction with the Parks & Wildlife Service, private landholders and the University of Tasmania to protect the Little Penguins through: • Establishment […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dealing with weeds in Bass Strait

Deal Island, located in north eastern Bass Strait, midway between Flinders Island and Wilson’s Promontory, is the largest Island of the Kent Group National Park and arguably Tasmania’s most remote National Park. The Wildcare branch ‘Friends of Deal Island’ (and previously the Friends of the Kent Group), have been working to manage weeds since 2002. […]

Friends of Freycinet awarded TCF grant for a Friendly Beaches Viewing Platform

We have been successful in gaining a Tasmanian Community Fund grant to support the Freycinet National Park in building a viewing platform at the weather station lookout on Friendly Beaches. This is great news and will vary the range of activities we do in our working bees. It also makes a contribution to stopping erosion […]

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 […]

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