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South Gippsland Conservation Society

Excursion 22.04.18
22.04.18: Excursion to Walkerville South, with talks on the geology from Gary Wallis and local history from Eulalie Brewster, followed by a visit to Cape Liptrap lighthouse.


Excursion 22.04.18
The day was still, mild and atmospheric, with over twenty members and friends attending.

News and Events


Habitat Gardens For Wildlife
Mon 25 June 2018: Free talk at Wonthaggi Art Space at 7.30 - HABITAT GARDENS FOR WILDLIFE - Creating 'wildflower rooms' to provide habitat for the insects that underpin the food web in nature, by Jim Robinson.
Everyone is welcome to meet at 5.30 for a meal beforehand at Whalebone Hotel, Wonthaggi.

Click here for SGCS July Holiday Activities Program

SGCS Excursion Program 2018

World Oceans Day
8 June 2018: A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival, so join this global celebration on 8 June.

Free Local Activities for Kids
Don't know what to do with the kids on a rainy or not-so-rainy day? Here's a list of local walks, playgrounds, games, displays and more, all for free.
Wallace Ave Park 24.04.18
24.04.18: Lions Club is providing funding for a shelter in the Wallace Ave Park, Inverloch, with its model of Koolasuchus cleelandi, the famous 'carnivorous tadpole' of the Bass Coast.


Wallace Ave Park 24.04.18
Koolasuchus taking a close interest in the proceedings. SGCS excursions often visit this park to break rocks looking for fossils.

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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. Read our newsletters, 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. Click here for SGCS July Holiday Activities Program 2018 and book below!

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Discover 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 leaflets and guides on local attractions and amusements, and also houses the Shell Museum.

For children we have free hands-on activities in the Discovery Room, while adults can browse for books or our beautiful gifts in the shop.