Sand dune preservation around Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale
Queenscliff / Point Lonsdale, Victoria

Queenscliff / Point Lonsdale, Victoria
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407 Yarra Street Geelong 3220 VIC
ph:+613 5221 0300
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The Borough of Queenscliffe in conjuction with Conservation Volunteers Australia manages and maintains numerous reserves located along the bayside beaches and the surf beach at Point Lonsdale, including the Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse Reserves. Weed management play a critical role in protecting and enhancing these forehsore areas.

The sand dunes around Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale consists of a variety of native plants, which help stabilise the sand dunes and keep them in place. However, weed invasion and misuse by people are rapidly contributing to erosion of the sand dunes.

Since January 2013 Council has been working in partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia to remove woody weeds from the foreshore area. So far CVA teams have removed over 20 tonnes of weedy vegetation from this area.

You too could help contribute to this fantastic effort.

From the sensitive shores of Swan Bay to the pleasant bayside beaches of Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale and the rugged face of Bass Strait at Point Lonsdale's surf beach, the features, flora and fauna of the region are a treat for the locals and visitors alike. This really is volunteering with a view as you will be overlooking The Rip, watching ships go past and breathing in the fresh sea air as you learn new weed I.D. skills and improve the environment.

We will provide transport from South Geelong each day, departing at 8.00am and returning around 4pm. Or if you live local you can meet on-site by prior arrangement.

What to wear:

  • Long pants and long sleeved shirt
  • Sturdy, enclosed shoes

What to bring:

  • Lunch and bottle of water
  • Broad brimmed hat and wet weather gear (if needed)

What is provided:

  • Tools and safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen etc
  • Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are provided each day
  • Pick up and drop off as detailed above

Bookings are required: click "Book Now" or for more information contact our Geelong office on (03) 5221 0300 or

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