Australian Wildlife Week

Held During the First Week of October Each Year

Australian Wildlife Week 2022

Australian Wildlife Week is celebrated across Australia during the first week of October to encourage a positive relationship between humanity and nature.

Unfortunately, Australia’s wildlife has suffered significant declines since European colonisation, mainly through direct anthropogenic impacts.  Land clearing, invasive species, and climate change are substantial threats to wildlife ecosystems and are key contributing factors to the loss of Australia’s threatened species.

The Society has established many projects over time help to safeguard Australia’s wildlife. The President of the Australian Wildlife Society, Dr Julie Old, said "the Society established Australian Wildlife Week in 2019.  We hope to raise awareness of wildlife conservation issues across Australia and inspire all Australians to explore and develop a deeper understanding of these issues, gain the necessary skills to make informed decisions, and implement wildlife conservation action where possible."

Art Display

The Society will be hosting an Art Display titled Australian Wildlife: A Journey Through Time in the Dragon's Lair Gallery at Hurstville Museum and Gallery during Australian Wildlife Week.  Further details to be advised. 

Video Competition

The Australian Wildlife Society’s Australian Wildlife Week Video Competition is a national competition.  The Australian Wildlife Society invites videographers to raise the plight of threatened wildlife in Australia and encourages the production of videos taken in Australia by Australians that reflect the diversity and uniqueness of Australia’s threatened wildlife.  Please click on the image below for the Video Competition instructions. 

Online Webinar

This year, to celebrate Australian Wildlife Week, we are hosting an online webinar.  The webinar will showcase wildlife research and conservation projects across Australia.  We will be joined by five keynote speakers, who will provide an overview of their projects.  We will also be joined by five of the Society’s 2022 University Research Grant winners, who will summarise their research and the importance of protecting Australia's wildlife.  Further details to be advised.