Bairnsdale & District Field Naturalists Club Inc.



Field Excursions

  • Excursions to areas of interest around the East Gippsland region are held on the Sunday following the third Friday of the month. Members wishing to join an excursion should notify the leader as noted in the Activities Program. As most excursions traverse bush tracks, four wheel drive vehicles are most suitable for field excursions but not essential as car-pooling can be arranged.
  • Additional excursions to monitor endangered species are arranged as required.
  • Field Excursions are cancelled on days of Total Fire Ban.

Bushwalks and Camp-outs 

  • Bushwalks are held on the Sunday following the field excursion as published in the Activities Program and also in The Clematis newsletter. Members meet at the Bridge Club near the Bairnsdale Railway Station or elsewhere as arranged. Departure from Bairnsdale is usually 9am but this can vary. 
    Members wishing to join the bushwalk should make their intentions known to the leader of the walk prior to the event. 
  • To access distant locations in East Gippsland, a weekend camp-out or group accommodation is sometimes arranged in late spring or early summer.


Activities Program 

To view the program of all upcoming activities, 

click the link below. 

Activities Program July - December 2024

 Details of activities not yet confirmed will be emailed to members as they become available.

For Carpooling arrangements, check out the Carpooling Cost Calculator link below. 

Carpooling Cost Calculator



  • General Meetings are held on the third Friday of the month a few times a year. They are held at: The Hub, 27 Dalmahoy Street, Bairnsdale at 7.30pm. Club members are notified by email of an upcoming meeting. Members of the public are welcome and an article is published in the Bairnsdale Advertiser just prior to the meeting. 
  • The highlight of the General meeting is an interesting presentation by a guest speaker. This is followed by a brief update of Club business and natural history items of interest and photographs by club members. 
  • Committee Meetings take place at members homes as per the Activities Program.