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Friends groups

A friends group is a team of people who are interested in and support a particular park, conservation reserve or species of native flora or fauna.

There are hundreds of friends groups helping to maintain and protect Victoria’s parks.

Friends groups vary in size, activities and structure. Some groups have weekly activities, others have monthly activities. Some groups have formal membership, but it is not necessary to belong to a group to join in its activities - visitors are welcome.

Friends groups are autonomous, but work in partnership with Parks Victoria.

For information or assistance with establishing a friends group visit the Victorian Environment Friends Network.

Friends groups can be found through the A-Z listing or under 'related groups' on the relevant park page.

What's on

What's on for May in Albert Park

1 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

A wide variety of events are held at Albert Park throughout the year. Events range from fun runs and sporting tournaments to other community events. See the full calendar here.

Little Desert Discovery Naturewise Experience

25 May 2015 8:00am - 28 May 2015 6:00pm

Join Conservation Volunteers and Parks Victoria and make a big difference at Little Desert! You will undertake important research through remote camera monitoring and other hands-on conservation activities. You will also learn about the endangered Mallefowl recovery program and encounter a range of native wildlife species held at the Little…

Bandicoot Night Watch

28 May 2015 5:30pm-10:00pm

Woodlands Historic Park comes to life at dusk with kangaroos, wallabies, possums and other wildlife springing into action.We will be looking out for the Eastern Barred Bandicoots and learning about the program to save them from extinction. We start the evening with a light dinner under the stars before heading…

Bandicoot Night Watch

11 Jun 2015 5:30pm-10:00pm

Evening departure from Melbourne for Woodlands Historic Park, for an exclusive experience led by a Conservation Volunteers Team Leader. We enjoy a light dinner before we learn about the Eastern Barred Bandicoot program under a star-studded sky, on a take a nocturnal spotlight walk through Woodlands Historic Park, and assist…