Upcoming events, presentations and appearances:

Janine and Roger and the team frequently give presentations about wildlife and wildlife tourism and host tree planting and conservation days.   Please join us at our next event!

If you are looking for a speaker for your next event please contact us.

Janine Duffy is available to speak on behalf of the Koala Clancy Foundation on koalas, koala tourism and koala conservation; and on behalf of Echidna Walkabout about wildlife tourism; volunteer or conservation tourism; international tourism marketing.  Roger Smith is available to speak about wildlife tourism, tourism operations.

Sunday 15 Oct

#koalaconservationday

Koala Conservation Day

for locals

About: We’re into the weeding again, which means most of the day in the You Yangs.  We now have four koala joeys for the season!  Spring is a great time to come out.

When: Sunday 15 October

Where: the You Yangs

Can anyone join: Yes, if you’re living in Melbourne, Geelong or Victoria you are very welcome.  Note, this is a subsidised event to educate and connect with locals, it is not a tour for short-term visitors.  Try the Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour, which runs daily, if you are a visitor.

Cost: $20

More information/RSVP: Book here

Saturday 14 Oct

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Bird Walk for Beginners

Westgate Park

About: Would you like a fun, all ages, hobby that you can do anywhere with minimal equipment or expense?  Join experienced Wildlife Guide Janine Duffy on a Bird Walk for Beginners at Westgate Park in Port Melbourne.

Janine has had fun birdwatching all around the world with people of every level – from teenagers who’ve never used binoculars, to super-keen birders who’ve seen 6,000+ species.  She believes birdwatching should be relaxing, non-competitive and never intimidating.

This morning walk is suitable for anyone with an interest in nature.  If you don’t know what a magpie is, this will be fun.  If you can tell a Long-billed Corella from a Little Corella, this will be fun.  And kids are very welcome!

This special event is a being run as a fundraiser for the Port Phillip Greens to support the election campaign of Steph Hodgins-May, candidate for the federal government seat of Melbourne Ports.  Echidna Walkabout and Koala Clancy Foundation are honoured to volunteer their time to this event, as we are confident that an extra Greens member in the lower house of parliament will help birds, koalas and all wildlife by supporting environmental legislation.

This event is a great chance to meet like-minded people dedicated to preserving our environment.

Afterwards join us for a make-your-own pizza lunch (included).

When: Saturday 14 October

Where: Westgate Park, Port Melbourne, time tba

Can anyone join: Yes, everyone is very welcome.

Cost: $50 Keen Green*, $30 adults, $20 concession/student/unwaged, $10 children

More information/RSVP: booking link to come or email janine@echidnawalkabout.com.au

*Keen Green option includes extra donation to Melbourne Ports Greens campaign

20 – 25 August &

30 Aug – 4 Sept 2018

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WILD TOP END  

Special fundraiser for the Greens

About: As a special fundraiser, Echidna Walkabout will donate 25% of the tour cost to the Greens for anyone who books this tour through the Greens. Mention your Greens branch when you book.

When: 20 to 25 August  2018 OR 30 August to 4 September 2018

Where: Darwin – Kakadu – Mary River – Darwin

Can anyone join: yes

Cost: $3300

More information/RSVP: Wild Top End tour details

Sunday 5 Nov

Koala Conservation Day

Koala Conservation Day

for locals

About:  We’re back into weeding season!  Come along and meet wild koalas and remove Boneseed weeds to help them.  Its also a great season to see koala joeys!

When: Sunday 5 November

Where: the You Yangs

Can anyone join: Yes, if you’re living in Melbourne, Geelong or Victoria you are very welcome.  Note, this is a subsidised event to educate and connect with locals, it is not a tour for short-term visitors.  Try the Koalas & Kangaroos IN THE WILD tour, which runs daily, if you are a visitor.

Cost: $20

More information/RSVP: Book here

Sunday 26 Nov

Koala Conservation events

Greens Koala Tree Planting

About: This special  event is a being run as a fundraiser for the Port Phillip Greens to support the election campaign of Steph Hodgins-May, candidate for the federal government seat of Melbourne Ports.  Koala Clancy Foundation and Echidna Walkabout are confident that an extra Greens member in the lower house of parliament will help koalas by supporting environmental legislation.

Koalas are already victims of politics – koalas have become locally extinct in some areas due to political decisions including tree clearing laws in Queensland, mining approvals in New South Wales and budget slashing for the National Parks Services and scientific research organisations Australia-wide. We need votes in parliament against the threat of the Adani Carmichael mine on the Great Barrier Reef, the Shenhua mine in NSW, fracking, fossil fuel industry donations and further budget cuts to the CSIRO; and votes for the Great Forest National Park in VIC, the Great Koala National Park in NSW and to stand up for Renewable Energy, Science & Innovation, The Great Barrier Reef, the DSE and Parks Victoria.

This event is a great chance to meet like-minded people dedicated to preserving our environment.

When: Sunday 26 November

Where: the You Yangs

Can anyone join: Yes, everyone is very welcome.

Cost: $50 adults, $25 for children, $100 Keen Green includes an extra donation or $10 to sponsor a tree if you can’t attend personally.

More information/RSVP: booking link to come or email janine@echidnawalkabout.com.au

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Monday 25 Sept

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LEADA Tourism Talk:  

Lakes Entrance Action & Development Association

About: Roger and Janine will talk international tourism.

When: Monday 25 September 2017  6 – 8pm

Where: Lakes Entrance – details to come

Can anyone join: tba

Cost: tba

More information/RSVP: roger@echidnawalkabout.com.au

Sunday 30 July

Koala Conservation events

Greens Koala Tree Planting

for National Tree Day

About: This special National Tree Day event is a being run as a fundraiser for the Port Phillip Greens to support the election campaign of Steph Hodgins-May, candidate for the federal government seat of Melbourne Ports.  Koala Clancy Foundation and Echidna Walkabout are confident that an extra Greens member in the lower house of parliament will help koalas by supporting environmental legislation.

Koalas are already victims of politics – koalas have become locally extinct in some areas due to political decisions including tree clearing laws in Queensland, mining approvals in New South Wales and budget slashing for the National Parks Services and scientific research organisations Australia-wide. We need votes in parliament against the threat of the Adani Carmichael mine on the Great Barrier Reef, the Shenhua mine in NSW, fracking, fossil fuel industry donations and further budget cuts to the CSIRO; and votes for the Great Forest National Park in VIC, the Great Koala National Park in NSW and to stand up for Renewable Energy, Science & Innovation, The Great Barrier Reef, the DSE and Parks Victoria.

This event is a great chance to meet like-minded people dedicated to preserving our environment.

When: Sunday 30 July

Where: the You Yangs

Can anyone join: Yes, everyone is very welcome.

Cost: $50 adults, $25 for children, $100 Keen Green includes an extra donation or $10 to sponsor a tree if you can’t attend personally.

More information/RSVP:  Book here

Sunday 25 June

Greens Tree Planting

Greens Tree Planting

Koala Conservation Day

About: This special event is a being run as a fundraiser for the Port Phillip Greens to support the election campaign of Steph Hodgins-May, candidate for the federal government seat of Melbourne Ports.  Koala Clancy Foundation and Echidna Walkabout are confident that an extra Greens member in the lower house of parliament will help koalas by supporting environmental legislation.

Koalas are already victims of politics – koalas have become locally extinct in some areas due to political decisions including tree clearing laws in Queensland, mining approvals in New South Wales and budget slashing for the National Parks Services and scientific research organisations Australia-wide. We need votes in parliament against the threat of the Adani Carmichael mine on the Great Barrier Reef, the Shenhua mine in NSW, fracking, fossil fuel industry donations and further budget cuts to the CSIRO; and votes for the Great Forest National Park in VIC, the Great Koala National Park in NSW and to stand up for Renewable Energy, Science & Innovation, The Great Barrier Reef, the DSE and Parks Victoria.

This event is a great chance to meet like-minded people dedicated to preserving our environment.

When: Sunday 25 June

Where: the You Yangs

Can anyone join: Yes, everyone is very welcome.

Cost: $50 adults, $25 for children, $100 Keen Green includes an extra donation.

More information/RSVP: Book here

Wednesday 7 June

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Wyndham Council Rural Leaders Dinner

About: Janine will MC this evening function for rural leaders in the Wyndham City Council region. Theme: Community working to improve farm productivity and our environment.

When: Wednesday 7 June 2017 6.30-9pm

Where: Werribee

Can anyone join:
Invitation only, but if you are a rural landowner in the Wyndham district and interested, please make contact.

Cost: none

More information/RSVP: Trevor Prowd (03) 9742 0717

1 to 4 June

#ITMsummit

Sustainable Travel Summit

About: a global talk-fest about responsible/ethical/environmental travel

When: 1 to 4 June 2017

Where: online, global

Can anyone join: Yes

Cost: free

More information/RSVP: Immersion Travel Sustainable Tourism Summit

Sunday 13 August

Koala Tree Planting

for Autopia Tours

About: Tree planting for koala habitat at a gorgeous private farm near the You Yangs on the Western Plains.

When: Sunday 13 August

Where: the You Yangs region

Can anyone join: No, This is a special day for university students run in partnership with our good friends at Autopia ToursGet Lost Travel Group

Cost: tba

More information/RSVP: ben@autopiatours.com.au

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Wednesday 12 July

Kids Koala Tree Planting

Greens Koala Tree Planting

for kids!

About: This special school holiday event is a being run as a fundraiser for the Port Phillip Greens to support the election campaign of Steph Hodgins-May, candidate for the federal government seat of Melbourne Ports.  Koala Clancy Foundation and Echidna Walkabout are confident that an extra Greens member in the lower house of parliament will help koalas by supporting environmental legislation.

This event is a great chance to teach your kids about wildlife, get them involved with conservation and meet like-minded people dedicated to preserving our environment.

When: Wednesday 12 July

Where: the You Yangs

Can anyone join: Yes, everyone is very welcome.

Cost: $50 adults, $25 for children, $100 Keen Green includes an extra donation. Or sponsor a tree if you can’t attend yourself

More information/RSVP:  Book here

Thursday 22 June

Tree planting presentation Landcare

Koalas – how to help! Toolern Vale

About: Janine will give a presentation on koalas for Toolern Vale Landcare. All welcome, kid friendly!

When: Thursday 22 June 2017   7.00 to 8.30pm

Where: Toolern Vale Railway Station, Creamery Rd, Toolern Vale VIC

Can anyone join: yes

Cost: free

More information: Event page on facebook

RSVP: Sally & Brad MacPherson     landcare@mussared.com   0414 529 867

Sunday 4 June

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Koalas – how to help! Daylesford

About: Janine will join the Friends of Cornish Hill Landcare Group to talk koalas, what they need and how to help them.

When: Sunday 4 June 2017 3.30-5pm

Where: Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre

Can anyone join: Yes

Cost: Gold coin donation

More information/RSVP: thomato5324@gmail.com 03 5324 2112