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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 30th Anniversary.

 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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Mordialloc Freeway
The Mordialloc Freeway is now being planned with the build to be completed by late 2021.

This will greatly affect our Park as it runs adjacent to the lower section of the Park
near the Woodlands Estate and Ranger station right near the Wetlands area.

This will effect the Park Office adjoining facilities as well as the flora and fauna in the Park.


Major Projects Victoria have accepted an comments on the Environmental Effects Study from Business, Community Groups and Individuals and a 2 week hearing will be undertaken at Dingley International Hotel commencing on the 25th of February.

We along with RAMF and other groups have representation on the Steering group.
We strongly oppose the development but are realistic enough to want to involved in the planning should this project go ahead as to mitigate the effects on our beautiful environment.

Keep posted on the developments by visiting their website or site office in Braeside.

2019 Events

Sunday Community Waterwatch Program
Held on the 2nd Sunday of the Month in April to December
Meet at Visitor's Centre @ 9:30am
Wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Led by Judith Sise contact her on 9551-7741 for more information and bookings

Night Activity Program

View the nocturnal animals of the Park

The 1st Friday of each month at 7pm from April thru to September
on these dates, April 12th, May 3rd, June 7th, July 5th, August 2nd and September 6th
Meet at Visitors Centre, Braeside Park, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Bring your sense of adventure, appropriate clothing & footwear and a torch
We will have some suitable spot lights to lend
Gold Coin Donation. Bookings are Essential as numbers are limited via email:
braesideparkfriends@gmail.com or contact Margaret Hunter on 0417 323 460

Mystery Walk

Where will it be this year?

Sunday June 23rd @ 12:30pm till 3:30pm
Meet at Visitors Centre, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, afternoon tea to finish

National Tree Day

Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Saturday July 27th @ 9am - 12pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear and bring some gloves

Annual General Meeting

Sunday August 11th @ 2pm till 4pm
2pm for Meeting, 3pm for 30th Birthday Celebrations
Meet at Visitor's Centre, Entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Guest Speaker & afternoon tea to finish

World Environment Day

Tree/Shrub & Grass Planting

Sunday August 25th @ 9am - 12pm
Enter Braeside Park from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside and follow the signs
Wear appropriate clothing, footwear and bring some gloves

Breakfast with the Birds

Sunday September 22nd @ 7am - 9:30am
Enter Braeside Park from Governor Road, Braeside and meet @ Red Gum Car Park
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear and bring your Camera
Breakfast @ Park Offices to finish.
Bookings are Essential for catering purposes via email:
braesideparkfriends@gmail.com or contact Margaret Hunter on 0417 323 460

Night  Photography Walk

Come along and Photograph the animals of the Park

Friday October 4th at 7pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre Car Park, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Bring your sense of adventure, appropriate clothing & footwear a good camera and torch
Bookings are Essential as numbers are limited to 20 people via email:
braesideparkfriends@gmail.com or contact David MacLean on 04
38 888 601

Spring Walk Nursery Open Day

Heathland & Grasslands

Sunday October 13th @ 1pm till 3:30pm
Meet at Visitor's Centre, entry from Lower Dandenong Road, Braeside
Wear appropriate clothing & footwear, afternoon tea to finish

Community Nursery Open Day

Sunday October 13th, 10am-1pm in Nursery near Park Office (down the avenue)
See what the Friend's Group plant & grow, buy some natives for your garden
Free BBQ, tea, coffee, water and soft drinks

End of Year BBQ

Wednesday December 11th @ 12pm at Rangers Offices down the avenue

2020 Events

Clean Up Australia Day @ Braeside Park

Click here or the logo above to register yourself on the Clean Up Australia Website
Sunday March 1st @ 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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