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South Gippsland Conservation Society

News and Events

Annual General Meeting 2019
The 2019 AGM of the Society was held at 11.00 am on Sunday 20 October 2019 at CAPE PATERSON COMMUNITY HALL, Cape Paterson Rd, Cape Paterson.
After the AGM there was a fascinating talk on 'What can councils and the community do about climate change?' by Cr Trent McCarthy, Darebin City Council.

Term 4 Home Education
The Home Education program for Term 4 is now available. See programbook here.

Free Local Activities for Kids
Don't know what to do with the kids on a rainy day? Here's a list of local walks, playgrounds, games and more, all free.

Project Updates on Carneys Rd, Wonthaggi's Hidden Gem


Inverloch Coastal Resilience Project

Below is the report, launched on 2 Aug 2019, from a year-long investigation of the current beach erosion sequence at Inverloch, and the environmental, economic and community values that are under threat. A hard copy may be borrowed from the Bunurong Environment Centre.



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About the Society

South Gippsland Conservation Society is a not-for-profit organisation founded in 1976. It aims to promote and preserve South Gippsland's natural resources.

SGCS also runs the Bunurong Environment Centre shop and Shell Museum, and Bunurong Coast Education, which offers award-winning education and activities for children and adults.


More about SGCS

Join us! Find out more about our projects and branches, see our affiliates and supporters, and read some useful links. SGCS is a Child Safe organisation: see our Child Safety Code.

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Activities & Excursions

Bunurong Coast Education offers talks, guided tours and outdoor excursions for children and adults in the holidays and on some weekends.

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The Environment Centre

We're right in the heart of Inverloch, corner of Ramsey Boulevard and The Esplanade, and we're open 10 am to 4 pm every day except Tuesdays.

School Holiday Times

Dec-Jan holidays: open 10 am to 5 pm every day. Also Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Other holidays: open 10 am to 4 pm every day.
The Environment Centre provides guides on local attractions and amusements. Kids have free hands-on activities in the Discovery Room, while adults can browse for books and gifts in the shop.

The Centre also houses the famous Shell Museum. Entry is $2 per person, children under 5 free, and funds go to maintaining the museum.