Threatened Species Day 2018 events

Get involved in Threatened Species Day with a range of events and activities being held around the state.

Some populations of glossy black-cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus lathami) are endangeredGuided walks, tree plantings, conservation talks and field days are among some of the activities taking place in September for you, your school or community to participate in for Threatened Species Day.

For further information on events and activities contact your local OEH office or email

Events and activities

Listings will be updated as new events are confirmed.

Threatened Species Day Display
Macquarie Regional Library,Dubbo

3–7 September
The display will showcase Threatened species in Western NSW with two local authors (Pat Clarke 'The magic forest of Goonoo' and Ross Sadler 'Freshwater turtles') also talking about native wildlife in general.

Hosted by Macquarie Regional Library

For more information please contact or

Dubbo Sustainability and Science Expo
Western Plains Cultural Centre grounds, Dubbo

25 August
Expo to mark Threatened Species Day and Biodiversity Month will include a display trailer showcasing Saving our Species projects in western NSW. Office of Environment and Heritage staff will help with identification requests and demonstrate the use of remote cameras for monitoring wildlife.

Hosted by Dubbo Regional Council

For more information please contact

Threatened Species Day Art Competition for NSW Primary Schools

Entries open until 3 August
Open to children aged 5-12 to submit their paintings or drawings of NSW threatened species, drawing from OEH's list of threatened species. Prescribed specifications. Prizes. Many of the artworks will be displayed for public viewing - venues TBA. Winners will be announced 7 September.

Hosted by Forest Media

BioBlitz for Woodland Birds
Kitchener Poppet Head Reserve Park, Cessnock

9 September, 7am–1pm
Learn more about trees and the fauna they support and build a better understanding of biodiversity in the local area. Develop Citizen Science skills and support Woodland Bird activity being developed with local high schools.

Hosted by Cessnock City Council

Sustainability Officer, PO Box 152, Cessnock NSW 2325, phone 02 4993 4245 or mobile 0417 172 801

Science and Schooners
University of Wollongong 'Uni Bar'

4 September, 5.30pm
In collaboration with University of Wollongong's's Bionet, an informal seminar and discussion on socketwood for students and the academic community.

For more information please contact

Evening talks on local threatened species
Shellharbour Library

7 September
Evening talks on local threatened species with a focus on Socketwood and Quolls

For more information please contact

Guided walk
Blackbutt Reserve, Shellharbour

4 September, 5.30pm
Shellharbour Council conducts a guided walk with partners OEH and Bushcare near the local Grey-headed Flying-fox camp.

For more information please contact

Glossie Survey Blitz
Bullio to Bungonia

8 and 9 September
Encouraging local landholders to take part in a Citizen Science push for recording more Glossy-black Cockatoos in the area.

For more information please contact

Milton Ulladulla Subtropical Rainforest Talk and Walk
Shoalhaven Council (Ulladulla) and YatteYattah Nature Reserve

Thursday 6 September 1.30pm-4.30pm
Friday 7 September 9am

Two talks about rainforests on the Thursday afternoon by Karen Sommerville (from Aust. Bot Garden, Mt Annan) and Kevin Mills (South Coast rainforest expert). The following day there will be a guided walk in YatteYattah Nature Reserve.

For more informaion please contact

Threatened Species Photo Competition
107 Keira St, Wollongong

Opening night 7 September, 5pm
Local photographers exhibit their photos of threatened species and funds from sales are donated to a nominated conservation NGO.

Hosted by Pretty Good Gallery

For more information please contact

Threatened Species Day guided walk
Hands Quarry Reserve, Lane Cove

7 September, 9.30am–11am
This guided walk and talk will feature Sydney Turpentine-Ironbark Forest and will highlight the importance of the local community's efforts for bush regeneration in Lane Cove National Park and surrounding areas.

Hosted by Lane Cove Council

To express interest, go to Walks and talks online booking form

Blue Mountains Conservation talks
Wentworth Falls School of Arts Building, 217-219 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls

8 September
A range of speakers will present on topics related to Threatened Species Day. Includes a unique collaboration between an artist, the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and OEH to help raise awareness of the endangered Buttercup Doubletail Orchid. Local environment organisations and OEH will have stalls at the event.

Hosted by Blue Mountains Conservation Society

For more information please contact or

Threatened Species Day Discovery Walk
Nature Reserve, Hornsby Shire

7 September, 10am-2pm
Open to Hornsby Shire residents only.
A free guided walk with a National Parks ranger.

Book for Threatened Species Day 2018. Strict limit: 15

Spring into Elderslie Banksia Scrub Forest
Western-side of Woolworths carpark, Richardson Road, Spring Farm (site to be sign-posted)

8 September, 9am-1pm
9am to 10am – tour and discussion on issues and restoration of Elderslie Banksia Scrub Forest.
10am to 12noon – Bushcare techniques on site.
12noon to 1pm – lunch provided.

For more information, please contact Rob Corby by phone 02 4645 5048 or mobile 0409 341 867 or email

Kurrajong Koala Festival
Kurrajong Memorial Park, Kurrajong

15 September, 10am-2pm
Come along and help celebrate the Hawkesbury's Koala population. A family fun day festival with everything and anything about Koalas. An event for all ages. Face painting, children's play activities, native plant giveaways, koala sniffer dog and koala tracking demonstrations as well as a range of stalls from relevant local organisations.

Hosted by Kurrajong Koala Fest

Women's Adventure Film Festival
1 Sublime Point Road, Leura

1 September, 5pm-7pm and 7.30-9.30pm
A selection of film. Saving our Species will also host a stall at the event.

Buy tickets for the Women's Adventure Film Tour

Reptile Day
Blue Mountains Heritage Centre

8 September, 10am-2pm
Get ready to wriggle. Come and join us for our first-ever Reptile Day in the beautiful Blue Mountains National Park. This free event will have lots of fun activities for all the family. Get up close with live reptiles shows, create your own clay lizard in our Lizard Lounge, share in Aboriginal stories and ochre painting, search for hidden reptiles with a National Parks Ranger.

Hosted by NSW National Parks Blue Mountains reptile day

Bellingen Plant Fair
Bellingen Showground, Bellingen

8 September, All day

Hosted by Bellingen Environment Centre and Bellingen Shire Council

Schools celebrating threatened species
4 venues in northern NSW: Casino, The Channon, Corndale, Wyrallah

4, 5, 11 and 12 September
A collaboration between the Dorroughby Environment Education Centre, OEH, Taronga Zoo, Macadamia Castle, Landcare and the Department of Education - bringing a range of environmental activities, talks and a mobile zoo to four venues on four days for several north coast primary schools.

For more information please contact

Gondwana-Caldera Wall-Numinbah Nature Links
Tweed Regional Museum, (Murwillumbah Branch)

7 September, 5:30pm
Includes a presentation by Rob Kooyman on 'Gondwana: Rainforest past and future'; short films on Numinbah Nature Links; launch of the Museum's Natural History Display (Caldera wall).
Fancy Dress: Come as a threatened species

For more information please contact

Shorebird stall at Old Bar Beach Festival
Old Bar Beach Festival

29 and 30 September
SoS will host a stall at the OldBar Kombi Festival to promote awareness of the birds that nest on the nearby beach.

Hotested by Old Bar Beach Festival

More information on the Old Bar Beach Festival Facebook page.

Talking Sloane's Froglets
Shopping Plaza 10 Shuter Avenue, Thurgoona

7 September, 1pm-5pm
The Sloane's Froglet is a Thurgoona local. Learn more about this threatened little amphibian through activities for children, a quiz and an information stand.

Guided Walk
Penrose State Forest

8 September
A wetlands walk and talk, featuring the Eucalyptus Aquatica.

For more information please contact