Australian Naturalists Network
last updated November 2019
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The Field Naturalists Society of South Australia Inc.
GPO Box 1594, Adelaide SA 5001
Contact: John Beer 08 8344 6287, 0428 188 318 or President on 0400 292 311
Meetings: at Royal Society Lecture Room, Plane Tree Courtyard, off Kintore Avenue, Adelaide City
7.45 pm, 2nd Wednesday, General Meeting
8.00 pm, 2nd Monday, Mammal Club, Graham Medlin, 08 8276 4499 at Centre for Plant Biodiversity, Hackney Road, Adelaide
8.00 pm, 3rd Tuesday, Botany Club, Paul Reece, 08 8373 0548
Excursions: Society -1st Saturday; Botany – 3rd Sunday; Mammal – Occasional campouts.
Albury-Wodonga Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 251, Albury NSW 2640
Contact: David Coleman 02 6021 2022, Mrs Veronica Robertson 02 6021 2020
Meetings: AGM (Feb) and occasional evening meetings (winter) at Wonga Wetlands, Albury.
Excursions: Twice a month, Mar-Nov.
Upper Goulburn Field Naturalists Club Inc.
C/- L Pyke, 149 Crystal Creek Rd, Alexandra Vic 3714
Contact: Pres: Graeme Page 03 5774 7555. Sec: Lorraine Pyke 03 5772 1189
Meetings: 7.30pm on 3rd Tuesday (except June, July, Dec) at DSE room, Aitken St, Alexandra; Excursions: Friday following meetings.
ALICE SPRINGS, NT
Alice Springs Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 8663, Alice Springs NT 0871
Contact: President: Barb Gilfedder 08 8955 5452
General Meeting: 7:00 pm, 2nd Wednesday except December & January, Higher Education Building, Charles Darwin University.
Excursions: Usually at weekends, see website.
Anglesea Aireys Inlet Society for the Protection of Flora & Fauna (Angair Inc)
3C McMillan Street, Anglesea VIC 3230
Contact: Phone 03 5263 1085
Meetings: Angair Natural History Centre, McMillan Street Anglesea.
Committee of Management: 2nd Friday of month (except January)
Social evening: last Friday of the month with guest speaker.
Excursions: Monday mornings Working Bees. Regular guided Nature Walks (a wildflower walk, a bird observation walk and a Get To Know Our Tracks Walk each month.
Special events: Annual Dinner with guest speaker in May; Annual Weed Week in June; Annual Wildflower & Art Show in September.
Bairnsdale & District Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 563, Bairnsdale Vic 3875
Contact: Patricia McPherson 03 5152 2614
Meetings and Excursions: see website.
Field Naturalists Club of Ballarat Inc.
PO Box 328W, Ballarat West, Vic 3350
Contact: Secretary, Emily Noble 0433 344 287
Meetings: 7.30 pm 1st Fri of each month except Jan, Federation University, cnr. Gregory and Gillies Sts, Wendouree.
Excursions: Sunday following meeting.
Bendigo Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 396, Bendigo Vic 3552
Website address: www.bendigofieldnaturalists.asn.au
Email address: email@example.com
President: Simon Hay; Secretary: Richard Goonan
Meetings: 7.30 pm Golden Square Hall, (9 Old High Street, Golden Square, VIC 3555).
General Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month including a guest speaker /public lecture. Details of speakers are advertised on our website. Visitors welcome!
Naturalist Workshops are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Focused study of various natural history subjects with an emphasis on field skills, identification, participation and shared learning. Visitors welcome!
Nature Knowledge Exchange weekly naturalist walks are held every Saturday as advertised. Three-hour short walks in local forests focusing on all things natural history. Monthly full day excursions as advertised.
BFNC publications available include the Plants (from website), Birds, Orchids, Spiders, Eucalypts, Frogs and Reptiles of the district. Whirrakee, our monthly newsletter is available free from the website. The club has just published a new Wildflowers of Bendigo full colour laminated brochure.
Fassifern Field Naturalists Club Inc.
46 Hancock Rd, Coulson Qld 4310
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Contact: Sec: Noela Crepin 07 5463 1816; Newsletter Editor: Wendy Dunn 07 5463 4009
Excursions: 3rd Saturday of each month (except Dec) and camps twice per year.
North East Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.
20 Edward St, Bridport Tas 7262
Email: Link from website
Contact: Sec: Louise Brooker 03 6356 0381, 0417 149 244; Pres: Jill Van den Bosch 03 6352 3004.
Meetings: No regular meetings
Excursions: 10.00 am, second Saturday of the month at different venues in North-Eastern Tasmania.
The Queensland Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 5663, West End, Qld 4101
Contact: Judy Haines, Secretary, 0402 236 359
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 3rd Monday, February to November, Lecture Hall of the Royal Geographical Society of Queensland, 237 Milton Road, Milton
Excursions: Monthly. Occasional weekend and two-week campouts.
BROKEN HILL, NSW
Barrier Field Naturalists Club Inc.
160 Gaffney St, Broken Hill NSW 2880
Contact: Sec: June Baetge 08 8087 3295
Meetings: 7.30 pm 2nd Wednesday Salvation Army Hall, Wolfram St Broken Hill.
Burnie Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 455, Burnie Tas 7320
Contact: Pres: Elayne Ransley 03 6442 3965 Sec: Beverley Kolberg 03 6425 3572.
Meetings: 2.00 p.m., 2nd Friday of the month at the Guide Hall, Lowe Street, West Park Grove.
Excursions: 2nd Sunday of the month.
Busselton Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 315, Capel WA 6271
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 2nd Thursday except January. Lesser Hall, Senior Citizens Centre, Peel Terrace, Busselton.
Excursions: Usually on the 2nd Sunday after the monthly meeting. Also March long weekend and biannual long-range camping excursions.
Field Naturalists Association of Canberra
PO Box 249, Canberra ACT 2601
Contact: Rosemary Blemings 02 6258 4724; Bob Ecclestone 02 6241 4512
Meetings: 8pm, first Thursday of the month (except January) Old Botany & Zoology Building, Linnaeus Way, Australian National University.
Excursions: Monthly in the ACT and region. Occasional long weekend trips/campouts.
Castlemaine Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 324, Castlemaine Vic 3450
Contacts: Sec: George Broadway 03 5472 2513 firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 2nd Friday except January, Uniting Church Hall, Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine.
Excursions: On the Saturday after the general meeting.
Chinchilla Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 368, Chinchilla Qld 4413
Contact: Frank Truscott 07 4668 9054
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 3rd Friday (except December). C.W.A. Hall, Heeney St. Chinchilla.
Excursions: 4th Saturday of each month. Excursions/camps regularly held during school holidays.
King Island Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 71 Currie, King Island Tas 7256
Contact: Graeme Batey 03 6462 1698 or 0427 351 378; Carmen Holloway 03 6461 1248
Meetings: As required; A.G.M. in July.
Excursions: 1st Sunday of the month except March.
Northern Territory Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 39565, Winnellie NT 0821
Contact: Tissa Ratnayeke, President, 08 8921 8226
Meetings: 7.45 pm, 2nd Wednesday every month except January. Blue Building 1, Room 1.14 Business Faculty, Charles Darwin University.
Excursions: Usually Sunday following meeting.
Central North Field Naturalists Inc.
Donald History & Natural History Group
PO Box 111, Donald Vic 3480
Contact: Lilian Kirk 03 5497 1344 ah, email: email@example.com
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 2nd Monday, February to November at Courthouse Centre, Woods St, Donald.
Dubbo Field Naturalist & Conservation Society Inc.
PO Box 1171, Dubbo NSW 2830
Contact: Sec: Janis Hosking 02 6887 2692
Meetings: 7:00 pm, third Tuesday February-November, Western Plains Cultural Centre, Cnr Wingewarra St & Gipps St, Dubbo.
Excursions: Sundays following meeting.
Kowrie Field Naturalists
Contact: Mrs Gloria Freeman, 421 Scrubby Lake Rd, Edenhope VIC 3318, 03 5585 1505
Peninsula Field Naturalists Club Inc.
C/o 51 Wimborne Avenue, Mt Eliza Vic 3930
Contact: Pres. Mrs Pat Gomm 9789 8121 Sec: Judy Smart 03 9775 4231
Meetings: 7:30 pm, second Wednesday Feb-Dec, Uniting Church meeting room, 16 High St. Frankston. (Melway 102 C3).
Excursions: On Saturday following general meeting
Geelong Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 1047, Geelong Vic 3220
Contact: Barry Lingham ph: 03 5255 4291, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings: All meetings at 8 pm at Geelong Botanic Gardens Meeting Room, enter at intersection of Holt Rd, Adams Crt and Eastern Park Circuit.
General meeting: 1st Tuesday, Excursions 3rd Sunday.
Plants: 2nd Tuesday.
Birds: 3rd Thursday, Craig Morley 5221 4604. Bird excn Morning 4th Thurs.
Fauna: 2nd weekend, Trevor Pescott 5243 4368.
Hamilton Field Naturalists Club
PO Box 591, Hamilton Vic 3300
Contact: Pres: John Cayley 03 5572 3737, email@example.com; Sec: Rod Bird 03 5572 3639
Meetings: 7.30pm, 3rd Thursday Feb-Nov, 2nd Thursday Dec, Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning (HIRL), 333 North Boundary Rd, Hamilton.
Excursions: Every month on Saturday or Sunday following meeting.
Tasmanian Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 68 Hobart Tas 7001
Contact: Sec: Genevieve Gates 03 6227 8638.
Meetings: 7.15 pm, 1st Thursday at Life Science Building, University of Tasmania, Hobart.
Excursions: Weekend following first Thursday.
Darling Range Branch, WANC
W.A. Naturalists’ Club Inc., PO Box 348, Kalamunda WA 6926
Contact: Edwin (Eddy) Dell 08 9295 1215.
Meetings: 2nd Friday C.W.A. Hall, Central Rd, Kalamunda.
Excursions: Monthly. Weekend camps usually coinciding with public holidays.
Goldfields Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 919, Kalgoorlie WA 6430
Contact: John and Janette Kavanagh 08 9021 7440
Meetings: 7.30pm 1st Friday of every month except January, Sandalwood Family Centre, corner of Rhodes & Connolly Streets, Kalgoorlie
Excursions: On Sunday following meeting. Longer excursions held during long weekends.
Kangaroo Island Flora & Fauna Club Inc.
PO Box 140, Kingscote SA 5223
Contact: Sec: Kym Scholz 08 8553 3017
Meetings & Excursions: 3rd Saturday of the month, excluding January.
Excursions are advertised in the local newspaper, “The Islander”.
Launceston Field Naturalists Club Inc.
23 Skemps Rd, Myrtle Bank, TAS, 7259
Meetings; 7.30 pm, 1st Tues except Jan, Senior Campus, Scotch Oakburn College, Penquite Road, Newstead.
Excursions: Normally the Saturday or Sunday after monthly meeting. Check our website for confirmation
Murrumbidgee Field Naturalists Inc.
PO Box 541, Leeton NSW 2705
Contact: Secretary Penny Williams 02 6953 3524
Meetings: Each month, except January
Leeton: 2nd Thursday: Seminar Room 1, DPI Yanco, 7.30 pm
Excursions: Field trips usually on weekend following the meeting, some longer excursions
Maryborough Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 62, Maryborough Vic 3465
Contact: Pres: Lorraine O’Dal 0417 142 489; Sec: John Higgins 03 5465 3799.
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 1st Monday exc January, Club House, Dundas Road, Maryborough.
MEANDER VALLEY, TAS
Central North Field Naturalists Inc.
Contact: Peter Lawrence, 0400 457 039
Excursions: 1st Sunday in every month, details on website.
Field Naturalists Club of Victoria Inc.
PO Box 13, Blackburn Vic 3130
Contact: Administration Officer 03 9877 9860.
Meetings: FNCV Hall, 1 Gardenia St, Blackburn at 8 pm. Special interest groups: Fauna Survey (1st Tues), Botany (3rd Thurs), Geology (4th Wed), Microscopy (3rd Wed), Fungi (1st Mon), Invertebrates (see current Field Nats News), Juniors (4th or last Fri), General (once per quarter, see current Field Nats News).
Excursions: Variable dates, see monthly Field Nats News or the FNCV web site.
Latrobe Valley Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 1205, Morwell Vic 3840
Contact: David Stickney 03 5169 1668; Wendy Savage 03 5634 2246
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 4th Friday, Uniting Church Hall, cnr Old Sale Rd & Chamberlain Rd, Newborough.
Excursions: General: Saturday following meeting 10 am. Botany: Saturday following meeting 10 am.
Bird Group: 1st Tuesday at 9.30am (8.30am during daylight saving).
South Burnett Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 90, Murgon Qld 4605
Contact: Sec: Bev Tucker 07 4168 1767; Harry Franz 07 4162 1664
Meetings & Excursions: Usually 4th Saturday of the month.
NORTH TAMBORINE, QLD
Tamborine Mtn Natural Hist Ass. Inc.
PO Box 116, North Tamborine Qld 4272
Contact: Pres: Nadia O’Carroll 07 5545 3551
Meetings and Excursions: Bird Group and Bushwalkers have regular meetings and excursions. Check events calendar on website.
Broken Creek Field Naturalists Club Inc.
c/- 2959 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Numurkah Vic 3636
Contact: President: Paul Huckett, Secretary: Catherine Rourke, 03 5862 3789 or 0419 287 279
Meetings & Excursions: 10am, 4th Sunday each month March – November.
Orange Field Naturalist & Conservation Society Inc.
PO Box 369, Orange NSW 2800
Email: Link on website
Contact: Cilla Kinross 02 6365 7651 (bh) or 02 6365 8221 (ah)
Meetings: 8 pm, second Thursday evening of each month, Orange Agricultural Institute’s staff room, Forest Road, Orange.
Excursions: Sunday following meeting.
Western Australian Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 8257, Perth Business Centre WA 6849
Office details: phone 08 9228 2495
Contact: Tanya Marwood (Office Manager)
Meetings: 7.30 pm 1st Friday (Unless long weekend). Hew Roberts Lecture Theatre, Clifton Street, Nedlands.
Excursions: Once a month. Also about two half-day walks per month, occasional workshops and annual Long Range Excursion.
Darling Range Branch: Diana Papenfus <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kwinana Rockingham Mandurah Branch: Chris Punter <email@example.com>
Northern Suburbs Branch: L&N Elber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Other groups: Young Naturalists group
Intermediate Naturalists group
Retired and Leisured group
Portland Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 470, Portland Vic 3305
Contact: Ruth Graney, 17 Boyers Lane, Narrawong VIC 3285; ph:03 5529 5335.
Meetings: 7 30 pm, 4th Wednesday, Scotts Hall, Tyers St, Portland.
Excursions: Sunday following meeting.
Riverland Field Naturalists Inc.
PO Box 1228, Renmark SA 5341
Contact: Secretary: Chris Lill: 08 8595 3294, Mob 0429 953 294, email: email@example.com President: Lizzy Lewis 08 8582 1174
Meetings. Planning meetings June, AGM January.
Ringwood Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 418, Ringwood VIC 3134
Contact: Peter Rogers 03 9801 6946
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 2nd Wednesday, Maroondah Federation Estate, Greenwood Ave, Ringwood. (Melways 49 H10)
Excursions: Weekend following general meeting.
Sale & District Field Naturalists Inc
4926 South Gippsland Hwy, Stradbroke Vic 3851.
Contact: Pres: John Steel 0428 460 929; Sec: Mrs Norma Garlick.
Meetings: 7.30 pm 1st Friday, Gwen Webb Activity Centre, Market Street, Sale.
Excursions: Sunday following general meeting.
Stanthorpe Field Naturalist Club Inc.
PO Box 154, Stanthorpe Qld 4380
Contact: Pres: Jeff Campbell 07 4681 1420; Sec: Rob McCosker 07 4683 5371;
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 4th Wednesday, Feb-Nov inclusive, CWA Rooms, Victoria St Stanthorpe.
Excursions: Sunday before 4th Wednesday, usually full day.
ST ARNAUD, VIC
St Arnaud Field Naturalists Club
PO Box 53, St Arnaud Vic 3478
Meetings: 10am, 4th Tuesday, either Carapooee Community Hall or Shire Office, St Arnaud.Contact: Pres: Barry Robertson (03) 5496 3303; Sec: Joy Steer (03) 5495 1346
SWAN HILL, VIC
Mid-Murray FNC Inc
PO Box 1255, Swan Hill Vic 3585
Contact: Pres: Myf Macfarlane; Sec: Judy Irvin 03 50321409
Meetings: 8.00pm, 3rd Friday (Feb-Nov), Swan Hill library meeting room, Campbell St, Swan Hill. Enter by rear door from rear car park.
Excursions: Sat or Sun following meeting. For details see MMFNC Newsletter. Email Secretary for Newsletter.
Timboon Field Naturalists Club Inc.
670 Cobden-Terang Rd, Cobrico Vic 3266.
Contact: Helen Langley 03 5595 4200; Marg Gristede 03 5598 5293
Meetings: 7.30 pm, 1st Friday except December & January, Community Health Room, Timboon and District Healthcare, Hospital Rd, Timboon.
Excursions: 3rd Sat each month except Dec, Jan. Generally depart from Timboon Railway goods yard at 10.30 am.
Toodyay Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 328, Toodyay WA 6566
Contact: Pres: Desrae Clarke 08 9574 5574; V-Pres: Brian Foley 08 9574 4118; Treasurer: Sharon Richards 08 9574 5723; Sec: Wayne Clarke 08
Meetings: 7.00pm 3rd Saturday (February – November) CWA Hall, 101 Stirling Terrace, Toodyay
Excursions: Held regularly – refer to website or telephone contacts.
Toowoomba Field Naturalists Club Inc.
PO Box 133, Toowoomba Qld 4350
Warrnambool Field Naturalists Club Inc.
44 Halfords rd, Naringal East Vic 3277
Contact: Pres: Robert Wallis 03 5562 2366, 0428 805 141,
Sec: Shirley Duffield 03 5566 2319
Meetings: 7.45 pm, 4th Wednesday, C.W.A. Rooms, Kepler St, Warrnambool.
Index of all Australian groups
Locality State Group Name
Adelaide SA Field Naturalists Society of South Australia Inc
Albury-Wodonga NSW-Vic Albury-Wodonga FNC Inc
Alexandra Vic Upper Goulburn FNC Inc
Alice Springs NT Alice Springs FNC Inc
Anglesea Vic Angair Inc
Ballarat Vic FNC of Ballarat Inc
Bendigo Vic Bendigo FNC Inc
Birralee Tas Central North Field Naturalists Inc
Boonah Qld Fassifern FNC Inc
Bridport Tas North East Tasmanian FNC Inc
Brisbane Qld Queensland Naturalists Club Inc
Broken Hill NSW Barrier FNC Inc
Burnie Tas Burnie FNC
Busselton WA Busselton Naturalists Club Inc
Canberra ACT Field Naturalists Association of Canberra
Castlemaine Vic Castlemaine FNC Inc
Chinchilla Qld Chinchilla FNC Inc
Currie Tas King Is FNC
Darwin NT Northern Territory FNC
Donald Vic Donald History & Natural History Group
Dubbo NSW Dubbo FN & Conservation Society Inc
Edenhope Vic Kowree Field Nats
Frankston Vic Peninsula FNC Inc
Geelong Vic Geelong FNC Inc
Hamilton Vic Hamilton FNC
Hobart Tas Tasmanian FNC Inc
Kalamunda WA Darling Range Branch WANC Inc
Kalgoorlie WA Goldfields Naturalists Club Inc
Kingscote SA Kangaroo Is Flora & Fauna Club Inc
Launceston Tas Launceston FNC Inc
Leeton NSW Murrumbidgee FNC Inc
Maryborough Vic Maryborough FNC Inc
Melbourne Vic FNC of Victoria Inc
Morwell Vic Latrobe Valley FNC Inc
Murgon Qld South Burnett Field Naturalists Club Inc
Naracoorte SA Naracoorte-Lucindale FN Society
North Tamborine Qld Tamborine Mtn Nat History Assocn Inc
Numurkah Vic Broken Creek FNC Inc
Orange NSW Orange Field Naturalist & Conservation Soc
Perth WA Western Australian Naturalists Club Inc
Portland VIC Portland FNC Inc
Renmark SA Riverland Field Naturalists Inc
Ringwood Vic Ringwood FNC Inc
Sale Vic Sale & District Field Naturalists Inc
Stanthorpe Qld Stanthorpe FNC Inc
St Arnaud Vic St Arnaud FNC
Swan Hill Vic Mid-Murray FNC Inc
Timboon Vic Timboon FNC Inc
Toodyay WA Toodyay Naturalists Club Inc
Toowoomba Qld Toowoomba FNC Inc
Warrnambool Vic Warrnambool FNC Inc