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Bring Back the Eastern Barred Bandicoot

Conservation Volunteers Australia
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The Eastern Barred Bandicoot Program is a partnership with Parks Victoria to successfully reinstate a population to Woodlands Historic Park in Greenvale. 235 ha of Red-gum Grassy Woodlands, known as the 'Back Paddock', has been fenced as a Nature Reserve and identified as suitable habitat for the Eastern Barred Bandicoot.

Vital tasks YOU can help with: · Monitoring and maintaining the perimeter fence to keep bandicoots safe from foxes. · Controlling weeds to improve bandicoot habitat. · Planting native grasses which the bandicoots call home.

Your valuable assistance will mean that one day bandicoots will be released back into their natural habitat and help to secure them a Wild Future!

No experience is necessary for this event - bring yourself (or a friend!) and a can-do attitude! Our friendly Project Officer is there to answer your questions and guide you along the way.

This project is made possible with support from Melbourne Airport and Parks Victoria.

Upcoming events:

  • Wed 4 May (Monitoring/ weed control) 8:30am - 3.00pm.
  • Wed 18 May (Monitoring/ weed control) 8:30am - 3.00pm.
  • Wed 1 June (Monitoring/ weed control) 8:30am - 3.00pm.
  • Wed 15 June (Monitoring/ weed control) 8:30am - 3.00pm.

Please note event registration will be open until commencement.


  • Registrations on our website are essential. We will send you a link with more information on how to register once you submit a SEEK volunteer application.
  • You are required to make your own way to and from the worksite.
  • No previous experience is required. We will provide you with all the know-how on site.
  • We can provide you with a certificate of appreciation for coming along and helping out (this looks great on a resume!)