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South Gippsland Conservation Society


Wonthaggi's Hidden Gem was fully funded - THANK YOU everyone who voted for this great project!
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NEW: Cup Weekend Activities
Cup Weekend discovery activities November 2018 – rockpooling, dinosaur discovery, astronomy, wildlife. Book now!

SGCS Excursions 2018

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 helping fund a shelter in Inverloch's Wallace Ave Park, with its model of Koolasuchus cleelandi.


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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.
NEW: Cup Weekend Activities Nov 2018

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