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South Gippsland Conservation Society

Media Release 15 May 2020: 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 beach and dune erosion at Inverloch surf beach, and shows footage of the rapidly-eroding shoreline and interviews with expert team members, local business owners and community representatives. (Click for large images and see ICRP Report below.)


Now that a formal application has been submitted to rezone the farmland at Mahers Landing, it is important we make Council aware of our opposition to it. This document provides you with information that will help you communicate with your local councillors and local member, Jordan Crugnale. More information can be found in this slideshow presentation prepared by Dave Sutton, Vice-President of SGCS.

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.