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Upcoming Events


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.

Lindy Lumsden Gould's Wattled Bat grin

The Melbourne Mega Bat Count

Once a month (refer to website for next event)

Doveton and Yarra Bend

Fly-out count


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.

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Tolga Bat Hospital

Visitor Centre tour

Daily, 3-6pm

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.

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Bat Chats

Cairns library grounds

Corner Aplin and Lake St, Cairns CBD

5.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during school holidays


Find out about the spectacled flying-fox and other bats at Cairns Bat Chats these school holidays. Stay to watch the amazing evening fly-out as these large bats leave their daytime roosts to forage for blossom and rainforest fruit throughout Cairns and the region.

New colouring sheets for children and free stickers.

Bat chats