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Torquay & District Landcare

The Torquay and District Landcare Group is committed to the sustainable management of local natural resource assets. We have an emphasis on protecting catchments, streams and remnant vegetation to ensure the associated wildlife corridors maintain a diverse and healthy environment.

Torquay and District Landcare Group is a not-for-profit community based organisation that has been working in area of Torquay and its environs since its official incorporation in 1990. The group operates on a totally voluntary structure, with members paying a $10 initial membership fee.

TDLG can boast that since 2010 we have planted well over 20,000 seedlings! We cater to all people in the community, from smaller urban, hobby farmers to large land holders and also facilitate activities with community groups, local businesses and schools.

Interested in joining us? Here are just a few examples of events over the last few years.

Re-vegetation plantings at Torquay / Jan Juc (Spring Creek, Ocean Acres), Moriac (Greenfields Reserve, Thompsons Creek), and Modewarre (Larcombes Roadside Reserve).

Seminars and workshops about bees, birds of prey, fungi, insect houses (with Moriac Primary School), keeping chooks, nature photography, regenerative agriculture, snakes, and tree pruning,  

Becoming a TDLG member is easy. There is no yearly fee, just a one-off payment of $10 per household when you first join. As a member, you have no commitment to attend any event or perform duties. We just want you to have the opportunity to come along if you are interested!


Torquay and District Landcare have produced some informative booklets and brochures.

Click on the link to view:

Torquay and District Landcare flyer

Propagation Guide

Invertebrates Booklet



Unruly Renegades

Join TDLG and Alison Pouliot for a workshop exploring the fungi of the Surf Coast Date - Friday 14th June Time - 10.00am - 4pm Location - Coastal Forest Lodge, Forest Road, Bellbrae. Although little...

Fostering Fungi

Fungus Discovery Workshop with Alison Pouliot Date - Saturday 15 June 2024 Time - 10am – 4pm Location - Coastal Forest Lodge Corner of Forest & Gundrys Roads, Bellbrae (enter off Forest Rd) How do...

Mushroom Rendezvous

–––– Fungus Foray –––– Date - Sunday 16 June 2024 Time - 10am – 12 noon Location - Coastal Forest Lodge Corner of Forest & Gundrys Roads, Bellbrae (enter off Forest Rd) Fungi appear in...


John Bowman Track

Bowman Track, Torquay

Bowman Track meanders through a variety of rehabilitated ecosystems that once thrived in this valley. They include, coastal tussock grasslands, freshwater and saline wetlands, and the tranquil estuarine waters of Spring Creek, lined with the...

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Fungi - Alison Pouliot

How fungi helps ecosystems function

Torquay and District Landcare Group has over the last three years been working with Fungi expert and professional photographer Alison Pouliot to present workshops that stress the ecological significance of fungi. Alison has posed the question 'what are...

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Jan Juc Creek with the RACV team – September 2021

RACV and TDLG got together to plant 700 seedlings, plants, and trees/shrubs with protective guards. The Shire will add further mulch and be able to mow/spray as required. Well it has been a busy few...

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Moriac Primary School planting day

Dear TDLG memberOn Tuesday morning the TDLG and the grade 5 and 6 students of Moriac Primary School found themselves back at the Surf Coast Shire’s offset site out at Lake Modewarre.We had 400 seedlings,...

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TDLG Freshwater Creek planting

Propagation Day at Bellbrae Primary School

On Wednesday the 9th of March, 2022, Torquay and District Landcare, together with Graham Stockton, spent time with the Grade Six "Connected Kids and the Environment" group at Bellbrae Primary School to propagate indigenous plants...

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TDLG - Spring Creek 2021 - Looking South

Spring Valley Playground and Bike Park planting with the Quiksilver team

Quiksilver, TDLG members, and the community come together annually to plant seedlings along both sides of the riparian strip. Thursday greeted us with strong winds and plenty of rain, was Friday going to be the...

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