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BirdLife Melbourne and other BirdLife Australia Branches in the Melbourne area offer an extensive range of activities for BirdLife Australia Members.   Non-members are welcome but we ask you to consider joining BirdLife Australia if you plan to attend more than three activities.  To join BirdLife Australia click here. Many activities are free and no booking is required unless specifically stated below.  Courses/workshops, study meetings, camps and tours usually incur a fee and require booking. Where bookinga are required, unless stated otherwise, bookings should be made through BirdLife Australia National Office. 

Though BirdLife Australia has no formal health requirements for participants in BirdLife Australia outdoor activities, it is expected that participants will know their own physical limitations and not attempt to participate beyond these.  All outings require participants to have appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather conditions likely to be encountered and to carry water, sun screen and insect repellent as may be necessary.

All outdoor activities are cancelled on days of Total Fire Ban.

BirdLife Melbourne Activities

Date

Activity

Details

Saturday & Sunday
20 & 21
Oct 2018
Photography Group Campout Swan Hill Area. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Monday
22 Oct 2018
Weekdays Outing Lysterfield Lake Park. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Elsmaree Baxter. Melway 108 D2. Take Belgrave-Hallam Road to Horswood Road. (Park is usually signposted). Drive to first car park to the left of entrance. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Tuesday
23 Oct 2018
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

***** NOTE REVISED ACCESS AND CAR PARKING ARRANGEMENTS FOR THIS MEETING*****
This is the second meeting at our new temporary venue, the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for this meeting with entry only available from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. When entering the car park proceed slowly from the road to just past the the top of the ramp as there is a significant grade change that could cause underside scraping for low clearance vehicles travelling at high speed.

Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
No key pad code or swipe card will be required to enter the underground car park or access the lift.
If arriving after 8:00pm you will be required to use the ground level parking close to the Hub and the adjoining shopping centre.
Access into the venue from ground level will be via a door on the south side of our meeting room.  Just follow the path from Centre Way or from Trentwood Avenue.  The building will be well illuminated after 7:15pm.  No key pad code or swipe card will be required for access.


8:00pm start time. Guest Speaker: Peter Fowler. Subject: Amazing Hummingbirds. Member's Topic: Janet Hand - Crossing Arnhem Land after the Big Wet. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au

Saturday
27 Oct 2018
Beginners' Outing Banyule Flats, Viewbank. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at the end of Somerset Drive. Melway 32 F2. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
4 Nov 2018
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note earlier start time, October to March.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:00am, walk starts 9:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 9:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Thursday
8 Nov 2018
BirdLife Victoria Group Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Mark, 0411 237 889 or victoria@birdlife.org.au
Wednesday
14 Nov 2018
Weekdays Outing

Note new meeting location.
Hawkstowe Park/Mill Park Lakes. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: TBA. Melway 183 H7. Enter from Gordons Road via Plenty Road. Hawkstowe Park entrance immediately on left. Drive to lower car park at Hawkstowe Picnic Area. Toilets available. Drive to Mill Park Lakes (Melway 183 B8) in afternoon. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au

Saturday
17 Nov 2018
Photography Group Outing La Trobe Uni Wildlife Reserve/Wetlands/Gresswell Habitat Link. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
20 Nov 2018
Weekdays Outing Anakie Gorge, Brisbane Ranges. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: BirdLife Werribee. Melway Page 7 A9/Page 11 A9. From Staughton Vale Road take Gorge Road to Anakie Gorge Picnic Area and park at end. Toilets available. Convoy driving to different locations. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
24 Nov 2018
Beginners' Outing Pound Bend, Warrandyte. Meet at 10:00am in the car park near toilets. Melway 23 A11. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
25 Nov 2018
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
27 Nov 2018
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
This is the third meeting at our new temporary venue, the Foard Room, Greythorn Community Hub, 2 Centre Way, North Balwyn, Melway 46 H2. Centre Way runs north off Doncaster Rd, approx 0.6km west of the Eastern Fwy.
Underground parking will be available for this meeting with entry only available from 7:15 pm to 8:00pm. When entering the car park proceed slowly from the road to just past the the top of the ramp as there is a significant grade change that could cause underside scraping for low clearance vehicles travelling at high speed.

Access from the underground car park to the ground floor is via a lift.
No key pad code or swipe card will be required to enter the underground car park or access the lift.
If arriving after 8:00pm you will be required to use the ground level parking close to the Hub and the adjoining shopping centre.
Access into the venue from ground level will be via a door on the south side of our meeting room.  Just follow the path from Centre Way or from Trentwood Avenue.  The building will be well illuminated after 7:15pm.  No key pad code or swipe card will be required for access.


8:00pm start time. Guest Speaker: John Barkla. Subject: Namibia, from desert to coast. Member's Topic: Valerie Fowler - Birding in the Border Ranges (NSW and Qld). Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
2 Dec 2018
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note earlier start time, October to March.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:00am, walk starts 9:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 9:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Tuesday
4 Dec 2018
Weekdays Outing Birrarung Park, Templestowe Lower/Yarra Flats, Ivanhoe East. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Lyn Easton. Melway 32 H3. From Templestowe Road turn into park and park near toilets. After lunch, plan to drive to Yarra Flats (Melway 32 C6). All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
13 Dec 2018
Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
13 Dec 2018
Photography Group Meeting Dinner and Slide Night. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Sunday
30 Dec 2018
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
22 Jan 2019
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
 
Saturday
26 Jan 2019
Beginners' Outing Point Cook Coastal Park. Meet at 10:00am in the Beach Picnic Area, second car park on left near tiolets. Melway 199 E3. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
27 Jan 2019
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Sunday
3 Feb 2019
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note earlier start time, October to March.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:00am, walk starts 9:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 9:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Tuesday
12 Feb 2019
Weekdays Outing Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: David Plant. Melway 2G B10. Gate H. Coins needed for Alexandra Av parking meters. Tram, train and bus close to gardens. Toilets available. CARRY LUNCH. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
14 Feb 2019
Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
16 Feb 2019
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
23 Feb 2019
Beginners' Outing Yan Yean Reservoir Park. Meet at 10:00am. Enter from Recreation Rd then turn left and park near first toilets. Melway 391 D1. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
23 Feb 2019
ETP Survey Note that this survey is on a Saturday, not the usual Sunday.
Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
26 Feb 2019
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
 
Sunday
3 Mar 2019
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note earlier start time, October to March.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 9:00am, walk starts 9:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 9:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 2:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Wednesday
6 Mar 2019
Weekdays Outing Braeside Park, Braeside. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Geoff Russell. Melway 88 D8. Enter from Lower Dandenong Rd. Meet near Visitor Centre, Cockatoo Car Park. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
14 Mar 2019
BirdLife Victoria Group Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Mark, 0411 237 889 or victoria@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
16 Mar 2019
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
19 Mar 2019
Weekdays Outing Grantville area. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leaders: Alan & Hazel Veevers. Melway X912 R10. At traffic lights in Bass Hwy in centre of Grantville, turn down Pier Rd towards the shore. Meet near the toilets in the shore car park. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
23 Mar 2019
Beginners' Outing Lillydale Lake. Meet at 10:00am in the first or second car park on the left off Swansea Rd. Melway 38 G7. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
24 Mar 2019
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
26 Mar 2019

AGM &
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting

 
Sunday
7 Apr 2019
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note later start time, April to September.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 10:00am, walk starts 10:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 3:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Tuesday
9 Apr 2019
Weekdays Outing Three Chain Rd area. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Graeme Hosken. Melway X910 L8 or VicRoads 60 H6. Meet at start of Three Chain Rd (~4km north of Kilmore) at junction with Kilmore-Broadford Rd C311. Bear right off Northern Hwy 3km north of Kilmore onto Kilmore-Broadford Rd C311. Toilets at Kilmore. Convoy driving to different sites. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
11 Apr 2019
Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
20 Apr 2019
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Tuesday
23 Apr 2019
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
 
Saturday
27 Apr 2019
Beginners' Outing Braeside Park. Meet at 10:00am in the southern car park off Governor Rd. Melway 93 F1. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
28 Apr 2019
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Sunday
5 May 2019
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note later start time, April to September.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 10:00am, walk starts 10:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 3:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Thursday
9 May 2019
BirdLife Victoria Group Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Mark, 0411 237 889 or victoria@birdlife.org.au
Wednesday
15 May 2019
Weekdays Outing Westerfolds Park, Templestowe. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: John Bosworth. Melway 33 F1. Enter from Fitzsimons La. Meet at bottom car parks near canoe launch area. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
18 May 2019
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
25 May 2019
Beginners' Outing 'The Briars' Park, Mount Martha. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at the Visitor Centre. Melway 145 F12. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
26 May 2019
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
28 May 2019
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
 
Sunday
2 Jun 2019
Yellingbo Birdwalk Note later start time, April to September.
Yellingbo Reserve. Melway 305 G11. Take Warburton Hwy to Woori Yallock, turn right to Yellingbo. At Yellingbo, turn right towards Seville, then left into Macclesfield Rd. After 2.5km turn right at large pine trees. Gate opens 10:00am, walk starts 10:30am. Due to Parks Victoria operational requirements the gate will be closed at 10:30am and not opened until after Bird Call at approx 3:00pm. Toilets available. Bring lunch. If there has been heavy rain, or heavy rain is likely, bring gumboots. Contact Maryanne, 0402 283 080 or easternspinebill@yahoo.com.au
Monday
10 Jun 2019
Weekdays Outing Pipemakers Park, Maribyrnong. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Leader: Pat Bingham. Melway 28 B10. From Gordon St/Van Ness Av turn at roundabout. Park at first car park on the entry road, near the BBQs. Toilets available. All welcome, no need to book. Contact Diane, 9836 8692 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Thursday
13 Jun 2019
Carlton Meeting 7:30 pm at National Office, 60 Leicester St Carlton, Melway 2B C11. Free street parking available. Guest Speaker & Subject: TBA. Stay for supper and a chat after the meeting. Contact Alan, 0432 494 425 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Saturday
15 Jun 2019
Photography Group Outing Location to be advised. For details contact Peter, 0432 065 919 or teacherpeterb@gmail.com
Saturday
22 Jun 2019
Beginners' Outing Banyule Flats, Viewbank. Meet at 10:00am in the car park at the end of Somerset Dv. Melway 32 F2. Leaders: Hazel & Alan Veevers. Contact Hazel, 9876 3712 or melbourne@birdlife.org.au
Sunday
23 Jun 2019
ETP Survey Eastern Treatment Plant, Bangholme. Meet at 9:00am for a survey that will continue until the evening. The survey is carried out by 4WD. Numbers are restricted and booking is essential. Survey date may change at short notice due to operational constraints. Participants must wear suitable full covered clothing (hat, long sleeves, long trousers and suitable footwear) and bring lunch and water. Leader is Mike Carter. Contact Mike, 03 5977 1262.
Tuesday
25 Jun 2019
Balwyn
Monthly
Meeting
 

For more details of BirdLife Melbourne Photography Group activities go to the Photography Group Page on this website.

For more information about any listed activity, phone the contact person or email BirdLife Melbourne at melbourne@birdlife.org.au

 

 
 
Updated: 18-Oct-2018