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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.

Glenn Hammond


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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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



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.