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South Gippsland Conservation Society

Whether you're a local or a visitor, please join us to support the work of the Society preserving, promoting and enhancing South Gippsland's amazing natural resources. Here are some of the reasons to join the SGCS and the membership application form.

About SGCS

The South Gippsland Conservation Society is a not-for-profit organisation based in Inverloch, Victoria, Australia.

The Society was founded in 1976, and aims to promote and preserve South Gippsland's natural resources and encourage conservation education.

For over 30 years the SGCS has successfully applied for grants to create walking tracks and boardwalks, revegetate areas of public land, and publish books, maps, posters and pamphlets.

The value of these grants has been matched by hours of voluntary labour, on weeding, planting and constructing, writing submissions, and serving on committees and advisory groups.

Members of the Society regularly assist Parks Victoria in their flora and fauna reserves and at Wilson's Promontory National Park.

The Society manages the Bunurong Environment Centre in Inverloch and employs an Education Officer who works with visiting school groups.

We hold regular excursions, workshops, and speaker nights, with activities that enhance our community's knowledge of the local environment.

Aims and Objectives

The South Gippsland Conservation Society aims:

  • To further the conservation of Australia's natural resources, in particular in the South Gippsland region.
  • To encourage and promote education about the local environment.
  • To preserve and promote the conservation and public knowledge of the local marine environment.
  • To preserve and promote natural indigenous flora and fauna, particularly within the South Gippsland region.
  • To inform members of the public about the various natural attractions in the South Gippsland region and the conservation of these areas.
  • To affiliate with peak and other conservation groups as appropriate.
  • To take such action as may be from time to time decided necessary to achieve the general aims of the Association.

See the SGCS Rules of Association