Melbourne's Bat Box Monitoring Program
Once a month at Organ Pipes NP, Wilson Reserve and Burke Rd Billabong
Bat box monitoring
The Melbourne bat box monitoring program is an opportunity for you to assist in important research on the use of bat boxes by a wide range of bat species. Join the team, even if you just want to pop along to see a critter you’ve never seen before.
For more information, please visit the Bat box monitoring program website.
The Melbourne Mega Bat Count
Once a month (refer to website for next event)
Doveton and Yarra Bend
Be part of the longest-running monitoring program of any bat colony in the world. There are now two monthly counts, which are held at Yarra Bend near Fairfield, and Doveton, approximately 45 minutes south-east of Melbourne
For more information, please visit the Mega Bat Count website.
Tolga Bat Hospital
Visitor Centre tour
134 Carrington Rd, Atherton
The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre is 6 kms outside Atherton in far north Queensland, about an hour inland from Cairns. Tours are conducted daily from 3-6pm and bookings are essential. Enter an upside down world and meet the real stars of the night, both big and small. We have Advanced Ecotourism accreditation and a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.
For more information, please visit the Tolga Bat Hospital website.
Australasian Bat Night
Creatures of the night
Thursday 31 October
Caloundra State School Senior Oval
Ulm St, South Caloundra
Join #frankietheflyingfox and learn what happens after dark in the cryptic lives of Australia’s most important nocturnal pollinators
and bug zappers - Bats!
This FREE family-friendly event will include:
• Frankie the Flying-Fox
• Local Conservation Biologist Clancy Hall
• Geckoes Wildlife native wildlife presentation
• Caloundra State School P&C BBQ fundraiser
• Outdoor cinema screening of Hotel Transylvania 2
• ‘Batpack’ bag printing
• Hang out like a bat – the outdoor aerial workshop
• And MUCH, MUCH MORE!
Bring a blanket, some friends, and enjoy sitting under the
stars and watching the local flying-fox colony “fly out”
for their nightly feed.
To book, visit the events hub.