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South Gippsland Conservation Society

NEWSLETTERS: What's Happening?

  • 17 July 2020: Yallock-Bulluk Coastal Alliance Update - Planning for the Future of SGCS - Project Updates - Reading Suggestions
  • 03 July 2020: Environment Centre and Gift Shop update - Council Climate Change Action Plan - Save the Holden Bushlands group
  • 19 June 2020: Screw Creek working group - Mahers Landing proposal rejected - Koala Mapping - Project Updates
  • 16 May 2020: COVID-19 Update - Mahers Landing - Yallock-Bulluk Marine & Coastal Park - Inverloch Coastal Protection - Screw Creek History
  • 19 April 2020: Mahers Landing - Just Community Newsletter - Climate Action Plan Survey - Yallock-Bulluk Marine & Coastal Park
  • 13 March 2020: SGCS Won Jazz Festival Parade! - Thompson's Estate - Future for SGCS - Distinctive Areas and Landscapes Program

Media Release 15 May 2020: New Video

Inverloch Coastal Resilience Project and David Smith of ImaginACTION have released a new video, Coastline in Crisis.
It analyses the factors contributing to the rapid erosion at Inverloch surf beach, and shows footage of the shoreline and interviews with expert team members, business owners and community representatives. (Click for large image and see ICRP Report below.)
Surf Club2 erosion

Mahers Landing Update

Now that a formal application has been submitted to rezone farmland at Mahers Landing, we need to make Council aware of opposition to it. Information that will help you communicate with councillors and local member, Jordan Crugnale. More in this slideshow presentation prepared by Dave Sutton. Stay up-to-date with the Save Mahers Landing Facebook page.

Mahers Landing (Photograph: Michael Green – Drift Media)

Carneys Rd, Wonthaggi's Hidden Gem

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Inverloch Coastal Resilience Project

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

Great Victorian Fish Count

Nov 2019: SGCS was involved in the Great Victorian Fish Count this year at Shack Bay. Every November and December, hundreds of divers and snorkelers plunge into the water to take part in the biggest citizen-science event on Victoria’s marine calendar, the Great Victorian Fish Count.


Coronavirus Update

In response to the coronavirus threat, from 21 March 2020 SGCS has:
    * Cancelled all upcoming Bunurong Coast Education activities. If you have purchased Eventbrite tickets you should receive a refund in the near future.
    * Closed the Bunurong Environment Centre until the end of May.
    * Cancelled all face to face meetings and events, including working bees, until the end of May.
If you have any urgent enquiries please phone 0437 433 365.

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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.
Free local activities for kids — walks, playgrounds, games and more.

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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.