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AWMS2023 Conference - Field Trips

  • 5 Dec 2023
  • 7 Dec 2023
  • Melbourne Connect, Melbourne University


  • We will visit the Bellbird Picnic area to observe flying foxes fly out. First, we’ll hear about the current management and heatwave sprinkler system, then we’ll have a light dinner and watch the bats leave their roosts for the night. Transport by bus and a pizza dinner are provided.
  • In the morning we will start with an indoor theory session at the La Trobe University Learning Centre at the Nangak Tamboree Wildlife Sanctuary. We’ll cover Safety, equipment and ballistics, drugs, anaesthesia and legislation. After lunch, we’ll have some tutorials and outdoor practice sessions, including dart loading, darting and discussions of case studies. Transport by bus and a light lunch will be provided.
  • Join us on a fantastic day out on Phillip Island packed with different wildlife management projects. Upon arrival we’ll embark on a Wildlife Cruise to see seals and dolphins and other marine wildlife. We’ll then stop at the Koala Conservation Reserve on Phillip Island and talk about the Koala Management there. Our next stop will be Churchill Island where we will have a demonstration of how detector dogs work. We’ll then have a wonderful 2-course dinner during sunset in the beautiful setting of Churchill Island before we go for some Eastern barred bandicoot spotting. The bus will take us back to Melbourne College, arriving back around 12:00am. What a day!! Bus transfer, all tour fees and a 2-course dinner are included.


The AWMS2023 conference has a number of field trips running on Monday 4 Dec, Thursday 7 Dec and Friday 8 Dec.  Field trips have limited places so register early to avoid disappointment. For more details, please see the AWMS2023 Field trips and Workshops brochure

  • (Mon 4 Dec 2023, 7:30am - 4:00pm)
  • Urban Flying fox management - $50.00 (Thu 7 Dec 2023 6:30pm - 9:30pm)
  • Wildlife Management on Phillip Island - $170.00 (Fri 8 Dec 2023 11:30am - 12:00am)
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