It is very clear from the current state of Victoria’s environment that bold action is needed by the Andrews Government to protect the places and wildlife we love – our National Parks, forests, rivers, beaches, oceans, native plants and animals.

As biodiversity continues to rapidly decline, habitats become more stressed, species become more threatened, and the climate crisis escalates, we can’t waste any more time.

So let’s get together to show our community’s grave concern and urge for more action by the Andrews Government to address these urgent problems.

On Thursday 28 November, the fifth anniversary of the election of the Andrews Government, environment and community groups from across Victoria will rally together to demand real action to protect Nature for Life. Will you join us?

Nature for Life Rally

Date: Thursday 28 November
Time: 12pm
Place: Parliament steps, Spring St, Melbourne
Followed by: BYO picnic in Treasury Gardens

The current lack of leadership to protect nature is real. However the rally will not be all doom and gloom. We want to deliver a positive message of what can and should be done in this term of government to protect nature.

We will be urging for:

  • New and better funded National Parks
  • Better protection for our forests, rivers, beaches, oceans and wildlife.
  • Stronger laws to protect threatened species and habitats that address the size of the crisis we are facing.

To make this happen, we need everyone to bring a banner, sign, puppet or other craft work to represent the special place you think deserves better from the government.

Together we will demonstrate the breadth of action required and the passion we have to make it happen. Are you in?

We need to make sure there are as many of us as possible to demonstrate that people who know and care about nature want action and Victorian’s do want new parks and better protection for nature.

The Victorian National Parks Association, the Wilderness Society, Environment Victoria, Friends of the Earth and Australian Conservation Foundation are working together with dozens of groups from across Victoria to make this rally have the biggest impact possible. We need your help! Can you spread the word by:

  • Sharing the Facebook event
  • Inviting your friends and family
  • Forwarding information to other people or groups who might be interested
  • Sticking up posters or handing out fliers in your neighbourhood (ask for them here)
  • Letting us know you’re coming by registering here

We hope you can join with us to stand up for our forests, rivers, beaches, oceans and wildlife, demand more respect for life and protection for nature.

If you would like to volunteer to be a rally marshal on the day, let us know here.

Please contact Sarah Day ([email protected]) for more information.