Want to try your hand at being a citizen scientist? Or learn about Victoria’s native flora and fauna, and how to monitor them?

Volunteering with NatureWatch is a fantastic way to help increase our understanding of our precious environment.

NatureWatch volunteers can end up doing anything from conducting threatened plant surveys, listening to frog calls or setting up motion-sensing cameras & audio recorders to monitor for wildlife.


We have a range of field trips this Spring season to warm you back into nature.

Our Life After Fire project is in its second year of monitoring the recovery of native wildlife and their habitat after the 2019/2020 bushfires in East Gippsland.

Join a three-day camping expedition and learn how to monitor for wildlife by using motion-sensing cameras, spotlight surveys, audio recorders and scat/track surveys.

Spring Season Dates

7-9 September: Mitchell River National Park
19-21 October: Colquhoun Regional Park/State Forest
16-18 November: Errinundra National Park

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By volunteering with NatureWatch, you’ll meet people from all walks of life interested in nature, share knowledge and skills, and gain experience in nature conservation while spending time in spectacular forests.

‘Participation in NatureWatch has broadened my knowledge and appreciation of local plants and animals and the habitats in which they live.’

Full training is provided to all volunteers, so whether you are a beginner or an experienced ecologist, we would love to have you on board.

Your involvement in NatureWatch will help collect data in important long-term research projects that are critical to our understanding of nature. NatureWatch volunteers also play an important role in the growing field of citizen science in Australia.

There is still so much to learn about nature in Victoria to better manage it for conservation.

Would you like to help out?

Please contact us on 03 9341 6500 or email us at [email protected] if you would like more information about being a NatureWatch volunteer.

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