Communities across Australia are unifying under one banner for a week of action to gather with others who love nature. Help us show that we demand reforms to our (failing) national nature laws!

Our creatures are in trouble. Floods, fires and droughts fuelled by climate change are pushing our beloved plants and animals to extinction, and new building projects can put our unique creatures at risk. Over 2,000 Australian animals and plants are on the threatened species list and the list is growing.

ACF community members as well as members of local Conservation Councils, marine protection organisations, and environmental societies are all contributing to this movement for nature protection!

Will you attend an event in your area?

Find your local event below! 

Australian Capital Territory

  • Canberra: Bush Buds grassland walk on Sunday 5 November, 10:30am – 12:30pm at St Marks Grasslands (Charles Sturt University Campus), 15 Blackall St, Barton, ACT, 2600. Hosted by our friends at Conservation Council ACT and Friends of Grasslands.

New South Wales

  • Bondi Beach: Championing the southern right whale: Wild At Art gallery event on Saturday 4 November at 10am at Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach, NSW, 2026. 
  • Burwood: Picnic and paint in the park on Sunday 5 November, 10am – 12pm at Burwood Park, Burwood Rd & Meryla St, Burwood, NSW, 2134. Hosted by our friends at The Wilderness Society.
  • Maitland: Banner painting on Saturday 4 November, 11am – 4pm at Maitland Park, Les Darcy Drive, Maitland, NSW, 2320.
  • Narrabeen: Stall at Northern Beaches music festival, 9.30am – 5pm at Tramshed Arts & Community Centre and Berry Reserve, 1395 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen, NSW, 2101.
  • North Sydney: Pet-friendly community walk on Saturday 4 November, 9am – 1pm at Tunks Park Sports Field, Brothers Avenue, Cammarey, NSW, 2062.
  • Surry Hills (and online): In it to win it annual conference on Saturday 11 November, 8.45am – 5.30pm at the NSW Teachers Federation, platform 23, 33 Mary St, Surry Hills, NSW, 2010. Hosted by our friends at the NSW Nature Conservation Council. 


  • Brisbane: Billabong Bushcare seed workshop on Wednesday 1 November, 10am – 12pm at Bushcare Site, 2289 Moggill Road, Brisbane, QLD, 4069. Hosted by our friends at the Brisbane Bushcare Group.
  • Brisbane (Karawatha): Family bush ramble and art event on Sunday 5 November, 8am – 11am at picnic area beside Karawatha Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Rd, Karawatha, QLD, 4117.
  • Brisbane (Camp Hill): Camp Hill nature walk on Sunday 5 November, 7am – 10am at White Hills Reserve, Boundary Road, Camp Hill, QLD, 4152.
  • Brisbane (Chapel Hill): Family art event on Saturday 4 November, 9am – 10.30am at THECA Hut, 47 Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill, QLD, 4069. 
  • Brisbane (Boondall): Family wetlands hike on Sunday 29 October, 9am – 11am at Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, 31 Paperbark Drive, QLD, 4034. 
  • Burleigh Heads: Community for a fair say meeting on Wednesday 1 November, 6pm  –  8pm at Mos Desert Clubhouse, 36 Central Drive, Burleigh Heads, QLD, 4220. Hosted by our friends at The Wilderness Society. 
  • Cairns: Cairns Community for Creatures banner painting in the park on Saturday 28 October, 10am – 11am at Esplanade BBQ (Sea Eagle), corner of Upward St and Esplanade, Cairns North, QLD, 4870. Hosted by our friends at Australian Marine Conservation Society and Bats and Trees Society of Cairns. 
  • Currumbin: Market stall on Saturday 4 November, 9am – 11.30am at the garden pavilion by the cafe Pasture & Co, 639 Currumbin Creek Rd, Currumbin Valley, QLD, 4223.
  • Moorooka: Nature forum on Saturday 4 November, 11am – 1pm at The Clubhouse Moorooka, 76 Koala Rd, Moorooka, QLD, 4105. Hosted by our friends at the Queensland Conservation Council.
  • Sunshine Coast (Yaroomba): Nature walk and turtle talk on Saturday 4 November, 9am – 11am at Andrew Street Park, 14 Yinneburra St, Yaroomba, QLD 4573. Hosted by our friends at the Queensland Conservation Council.
  • Tannum Sands: Sandcastle contest on Sunday 5 November, 9am – 12pm at Tannum Beach, Tannum Sands, QLD, 4680.
  • Toowoomba: Community for a fair say meeting on Sunday 5 November, 10am  – 2pm at Darling Downs Environment Centre, 1A Heller St, Rangeville, QLD, 4350. Hosted by our friends at The Wilderness Society. 

South Australia

  • Adelaide: Clay animal making and banner painting on Sunday 5 November, 11am – 12:30pm at Mary Lee Park, North Adelaide, SA, 5006.
  • Tulka: Art activities and banner painting on Saturday 4 November, 10am – 4pm at 3 Tulka Esplanade, Tulka, SA, 5067. Hosted by our friends at Eyre Peninsula Environmental Protection Alliance. 


  • Cygnet: Banner painting at Love Your Wildlife Festival on Saturday 4 November, join the festival anytime between 10am and 4pm at Cygnet Town Hall, 14 Mary Street, Cygnet, TAS, 7112.
  • Hobart: Legacy Park picnic on Sunday 12 November 12pm – 3pm, Legacy Park, Queens Domain, TAS, 7000.


  • Abbotsford: Picnic and banner making on Sunday 5 November, 10am – 12noon at Dights Falls Reserve Rotunda, Dights Falls Reserve, enter off Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford, VIC, 3067.
  • Bendigo: Bendigo for butterflies event on Sunday 5 November, 3pm – 4.30pm at College Crescent Playspace, 32A College Crescent, Flora Hill, VIC, 3550.
  • Box Hill: Wild At Art Showcase on Saturday 4 November, 3pm – 5pm at Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, VIC, 3128.
  • Brighton: Picnic, book authoring, and banner decorating on Sunday 12 November, 1pm – 3pm at Yalukit Willam Nature Reserve, 558 New St, Brighton, VIC, 3186.
  • Frankston: Waterfront event on Sunday 22 October, 1pm – 3pm at the Frankston Waterfront, 1N Pier Promenade, Frankston, VIC, 3199.
  • Gunbower: Gunbower banner decorating and church service on Sunday 5 November, 9am –  4pm at Gunbower church, 85 Dickinson Rd, Gunbower, VIC, 3566.
  • Hawthorn: Picnic and paint in the park on Tuesday 31 October, 6pm – 7:30pm at St. James Park, Corner of Denham and Barton St, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122. Hosted by our friends at The Wilderness Society.
  • Mornington: Market stall on Wednesday 1 November, join anytime between 10am and 3pm on Mornington main street (location to be confirmed), Mornington, VIC, 3931.
  • Seaford: Morning tea and art with Lola on Sunday 29 October, 10am at 35 Armstrongs Rd, Seaford, VIC, 3198.
  • Wedderburn: Flyering, postering and banner painting on Saturday 4 November, 12pm – 2pm. Meet at the intersection of High Street and Chapel Street, Wedderburn, VIC, 3518.

Western Australia

  • Perth: Picnic and paint in the park on Saturday 4 November, 11am – 2pm at Hyde Park, corner of Vincent St and Norfolk St, Perth, WA, 6000. Hosted by our friends at The Wilderness Society.

Every Community for Creatures event looks a bit different, but what you can be sure to expect is that you will:

  • Meet passionate and like-minded people from your local area, speaking up for a world where nature thrives.
  • Enjoy nature near you, with events taking place in parks, reserves and by waterways across the country.
  • Get creative by writing, drawing and painting a big Community for Creatures banner (see mock-up above) to be delivered to your federal Member of Parliament (MP).

By getting our communities together and creating messages urging action, we can show our MPs that we care about protecting and restoring nature – and want strong new laws now that ensure nature everywhere thrives.

I hope you will be part of this big week of action!

Phoebe Rountree

Mobilisation Coordinator at Australian Conservation Foundation