Conservation Volunteering


There are several ways that you can get involved and help protect biodiversity within Hobsons Bay. 

Ranger Ramblings

To keep up to date with the latest conservation news, sign up to our Ranger Ramblings newsletter. It includes upcoming conservation and environment events within and around Hobsons Bay as well as other interesting information about local parks, flora and fauna.

Conservation Event Calendar

Scroll through the calendar below and click on an event to discover our upcoming Conservation events and volunteering opportunities.

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For further enquiries you can either phone or email one of our Conservation Rangers on 1300 179 944 or email

Community Environmental (Friend's) Groups

If you are interested in volunteering then consider joining one of the environmental community groups in the area. Currently, there are eight conservation focused "Friend's" groups who contribute vital energy and enthusiasm to the care and management of biodiversity, open space and ecosystems within the municipality. These are:

Friends of Greenwich Bay (based around Sandy Point & The Spit nature reserves on the Newport foreshore) -

Friends of Lower Kororoit Creek (based in Altona North) -

Friends of Newport Lakes - or Friends of Newport Lakes Facebook page

Friends of Skeleton Creek (based in Altona Meadows/ Seabrook) - or Friends of Skeleton Creek Facebook page

Friends of Truganina Wetlands (a.k.a Swamp Things. Based around Truganina Swamp in Altona) -

Friends of Williamstown Wetlands (based around the Rifle Range Reserve in Williamstown) -

Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre Inc. - or Hobsons Bay Wetlands Centre Facebook page

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary Care Group (Williamstown) -

Friends of Market Street Reserve (Newport) - FoMSR Facebook page or

Truganina Explosives Reserve Preservation Society (Altona) - Truganina Explosives Reserve Facebook page


Please note, these groups are not formed by or managed by Council and their views may not represent the views of Hobsons Bay City Council. For more information, contact the Council Conservation Ranger on 1300 179 944 or