Our members represent environmental community groups, shires, councils, and volunteers from across Victoria. We are interested in, developing, or managing community wildlife gardening programs.
Current participants include Council and/or environmental group representatives from Ballarat, Banyule, Bayside, Bellarine (Ocean Grove, Queenscliffe), Boroondara, Brimbank, Cardinia, Casey, Colac Otway, Frankston, Greater Bendigo, Greater Dandenong, Hepburn, Hume, Kingston, Knox, Maroondah, City of Melbourne, Mitchell, Monash, Moorabool, Moreland, Moonee Valley, Nillumbik, Stonnington, Wellington, Whitehorse, Wyndham and Yarra Ranges municipalities.
You may live in areas where our partnership hubs are up and running. These are shown below. If so, please consider joining. There are also programs in development. If you wish to keep abreast of these, start one of your own, or have a program affiliated with Gardens for Wildlife Victoria please contact us here:
Affiliated programs demonstrate these characteristics:
- involve a local government or agency partnering with community volunteers and environmental groups to design and deliver the program
- practise collaboration and co-design
- recruit and support residents (businesses, schools) to foster native biodiversity
- foster social connections and wellbeing alongside biodiversity objectives
- include face-to-face interaction with program members as part of the program
- are locally sited
- celebrate, monitor and share progress
- use elements of a shared logo
Knox Gardens for Wildlife
The Knox Gardens for Wildlife program is designed to encourage Knox residents and businesses to create an area in their garden to support local wildlife.
View Inspiring Stories in Knox to see videos of members’ wildlife gardening experiences
Whitehorse Gardens for Wildlife
The City of Whitehorse’s Gardens for Wildlife program is free and designed to support local residents who want to create space in their garden for locally threatened wildlife.
It is a partnership between the City of Whitehorse, Greenlink, and Bungalook Nursery.
Yarra Ranges Gardens for Wildlife
The Yarra Ranges Gardens for Wildlife program is designed to help people create beautiful gardens for native plants and wildlife through education and connection to neighbours.
It is a partnership between Yarra Ranges Council, Southern Dandenongs community nursery, Candlebark Nursery, and Yarra Ranges Landcare Network.
Cardinia Gardens for Wildlife
The Cardinia Gardens for Wildlife Program includes a wildlife garden assessment by a trained volunteer and some great fact sheets to help locals get their gardens on the right track.
It is a partnership between Cardinia Shire, Toomuc Valley Landcare, Maryknoll Progress Association, Bunyip Landcare, Cardinia Environment Coalition, Mount Cannibal Friends Group, Cardinia Catchment Landcare Network and Bessie Creek Landcare.
Frankston Gardens for Wildlife
Frankston Gardens for Wildlife is a free program for residents, providing simple, practical advice on how you can support locally native plants and wildlife in your garden.
The program is provided by Frankston City Council, supported by community volunteer Garden Guides who visit your property and provide suggestions. Your garden can provide a home for locally native plants. Garden habitat can help to form a corridor or ‘stepping stone’ for wildlife to move between Frankston’s increasingly isolated nature reserves.