Friends of Braeside Park

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See below for our 2023 events

The Friends of Braeside Park was one of the earliest Friends groups which are now attached to all metropolitan and state parks.  It was formed in August 1989 a few months after the official opening of Braeside Park this year we celebrate our 32nd Birthday..

 The Friends Group works closely with the Parks Victoria Rangers and is actively involved in:

        park planning and development

        tree planting

        funding of tree carvings

        seed collection and plant propagation

        bird counting

        salinity monitoring

        water quality testing, and

        monitoring bats and possums

For more park related information about Braeside Park go to the Parks Victoria website

For a copy of the park notes including a map of Braeside Park courtesy of Parks Victoria (pdf) click  here

For a copy of the Heathland Trail map courtesy of Parks Victoria (pdf) click here

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**Urgent due to Amount of Cypress Trees
that had to be cut down due to risk to human life**

Carvings will be undertaken during 2023

Click here to donate to our GoFundMe Fundraiser for more tree carvings:


2023 Events

Monthly Community Water Watch Program
Held on the 2nd Saturday of the Month starting in March thru to December
(March 11th, April 8th, May 13th, June 10th, July 8h, August 12th,
September 9th, October 14th, November 11th and December 9th)

Meet at Visitor's Centre @ 9:30am, Access via Lower Dandenong Road
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Led by Judith Sise contact her on 9551-7741 for more information and bookings

Monthly Night Walk Activity Program 2023

View the nocturnal animals of the Park

Begins on the First Friday of each month at 7pm from April thru to September
on these dates, April 14th, May 11th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th and September 1st
Meet at the Visitors Centre, entry is from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Bring your sense of adventure, appropriate clothing & footwear and a torch

We will have some suitable infrared spot lights to lend
Gold Coin Donation. Bookings are Essential as numbers are limited via email: or contact Margaret Hunter on 0417 323 460

World Environment Day 2023
Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Possibly on Sunday July 4th from 10am till 12pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and bring some gloves

Annual General Meeting 2023

Sunday August 6th from 2pm till 4pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre, Entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
There will be a guest Speaker & afternoon tea to finish the Meeting

Annual Spring Walk in Heathland 2023

Heathland & Grasslands

Sunday September 10th @ 2pm till 3:30pm
Meet at the Nursery enter from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
follow the signs towards the Park Office (down the avenue)
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, afternoon tea to finish

Registration for this event is mandatory and must be done on Park Connect.

To RSVP or get help registering on Park Connect, contact Margaret Hunter on 0417 323 460
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Annual Breakfast with the Birds in Wetlands 2023

Sunday October 15th @ 7am - 9:30am (arrive from 6:45am)
Enter the Park from Lower Dandenong Road entrance, Braeside
Meet @ Nursery Car Park access via Cypress Drive (turn right)
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear and bring your Camera/Binoculars
A Continental Breakfast @ the Nursery to finish off the Walk
Free event but Donations are always welcome
Places are limited for Safety and Catering

Registration for this event is mandatory and must be done on Park Connect.

To RSVP or get help registering on Park Connect, via email: or contact Margaret Hunter on 0417 323 460
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End of Year Xmas Breakup &
Committee Meeting 2023

Thursday December 14th @ 7pm at the Visitors Centre
Final Meeting for 2023 with Xmas Breakup and the Year in review
Bring a plate to share for End Of Year Breakup

2024 Events
Clean Up Australia Day 2024 @ Braeside Park

Click here or the logo above to register yourself on the Clean Up Australia Website for this event
Sunday March 3rd from 10am till 12pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, bring a pair of gloves, a morning tea to finish
Some gloves and Clean Up Australia Bags will be supplied

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Last updated: 19 May 2023.

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