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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

Bonn, Germany

92nd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Mammalian Biology

Museum Alexander Koenig

17th - 20th September 2018


The 92nd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Mammalian Biology (DGS) will be hosted by the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, Germany. The two foci of this year’s meeting will be ‘Mammal Research in Africa’ and  ‘Conservation and Biogeography’, but there are also free topics. More details on the scientific program, the social program and tips on accommodation can be found on the conference website.


New South Wales

Microbats on Farms - Working for you while you sleep

Young District Landcare

Gleneagles Room, Young Golf Club

Saturday 23rd June

10 am to 1 pm


Young District Landcare is hosting a microbat workshop with guest presenter Michael Pennay. Michael is an expert and photographer who has researched bats for over 20 years in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Michael will introduce the many 'undercover' bat species that call the Young district home, their characteristics, where they live and what they get up to around us each night in their hidden world under the cover of darkness. Learn why they are useful to have around, even if we can't see (or hear) them.


The Microbats on Farms workshop is for farmers, orchardists, and anyone interested in learning about the amazing services provided by these tiny creatures. This is a free event with morning and afternoon tea provided.


Please RSVP to Mikla Lewis on 0499 199 016 or email

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