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Friends of Westgate Park

The Friends group is made up of enthusiastic people, passionate about Westgate Park and the natural environment. 

You can just turn up to our regular work days:

  • every Monday and Tuesday - come for as long as you like between 8.30am and 3pm,
  • every third Sunday in the month – come anytime from 9am until 4pm, or
  • check out our monthly program of activities. 

We can tailor the tasks to suit your interests and physical capabilities. These include:

  • planting trees, shrubs, climbers, ground covers and wildflowers,
  • preparing garden beds for planting by spreading mulch,
  • fostering good plant growth by weeding and pruning,
  • assisting in our plant nursery with potting and seed ‘cleaning’,
  • collecting seeds,
  • monitoring water quality in the lakes and lagoons,
  • helping record species in our monthly bird surveys.

For further information from Parks Victoria contact Ranger Louis Bell on (03) 9695 9000.

Contact details

Contact: Tony Flude
Phone: 0400 770 254



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Ian Grenda demonstrating injection treatment on Wheel Cactus Click to view the news RSS feed.

Cactus Warriors success in Maldon

11 Oct 2016

Driving through regional Victoria it’s common to see large clumps of spiky cactus springing up beside the road or vast fields of impenetrable tangled mess. Wheel Cactus is a common site in central Victoria. It has large round discs and has been the enemy of the ‘Cactus Warriors’ for more…

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What Was That!

9 Sep 2016 8:00pm - 29 Oct 2016 8:00am

Fun scary play based on the history of the Mansion. Follow the actors throughout the Mansion and the story unfolds as you move from room to room.

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Down to Earth

24 Sep 2016 8:00pm - 17 Dec 2016 8:30pm

Down to Earth is a theatrical production performed at the Werribee Park farm at night. Set in 1862 it combines the history of the farm with interactive comedy and scary elements. Suitable ages 10 and up. Dates available 24 sept, 14, 22 October, 4 November 9 and 17 December.

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Lost Lands

29 Oct 2016 8:00am - 31 Oct 2016 7:00am

A ticketed event that provides lots of activities and entertainment for the whole family. Accommodation including camping, glamping and VIP suites available.

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Wilsons Promontory National Park Conservation Action Plan

29 Oct 2016 11:00am-12:00pm

Come along to hear about the Wilsons Promontory Conservation Action Plan, a new approach designed to improve the health of ecosystems at the Prom. An informative and interactive session presented by Phil Pegler, Manager - Environment & Conservation and Jim Whelan, Ecological Restoration Project Officer.