Current and up-coming


Suburban Birding – Virtual Talk

Here are couple of screen grabs of happy viewers enjoying  our Birding talk on Zoom last Wedneday!

If you missed this fabulous presentation, or would like to see it again, here are the links.

Zoom presentation:




Join the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network for a series of eight webinars exploring plant biosecurity and surveillance in botanic gardens. From 20 May to 26 August 2020 the Botanic Gardens Biosecurity Network will  host a half hour webinar every second Wednesday at 2 pm AEST.
Presenters will include experts in biosecurity and surveillance, representatives from several Australian botanic gardens, and members of other biosecurity networks. During the webinar series we will cover topics including the basics of plant biosecurity and surveillance, biosecurity and surveillance activities currently happening in Australian botanic gardens, pests in your backyard, e.g myrtle rust.

Register to attend the webinars on Eventbrite:  
For the latest updates on the webinar series follow the network on Facebook:


Amendment to the Corona virus notice

Dear Members and Friends, we have received an amendment to the previous post on the Corona virus from President Sandra McMahon with respect to our activities.

In the face of the really serious global focus on the COVID19 pandemic, and constant efforts of governments here and all around the world, I believe that it behoves us, as a responsible community organisation, to toe the government line on non-essential gatherings, at least until the worst is deemed to be over. Were we to proceed, we would in a sense be weakening the community effort.

The Committee greatly appreciates the willingness of our three presenters to participate, and we hope that before too long we will be able to reschedule what was clearly shaping up to be a very popular event.

At this stage it would be safe to assume that none of the events scheduled before Spring will take place. Rest assured that your committee will work hard to compensate for this down the track! We’ll keep you informed.

In the meantime, stay well!

With best wishes,
Sandra McMahon



We look forward to rescheduling this talk at  later date.






PARKING is available on the Yarra Boulevard (Melways Map 45 & X872) for Burnley events, or on Campus if you have a Disablity Parking Permit, otherwise no car access to campus.
are welcome to attend our events and meetings.
FOBG presentations are held in the Main Building (MB 11) in the Burnley Gardens, 500 Yarra Boulevard Richmond, unless otherwise noted. Follow the signs.