The flora and fauna of the Mornington Peninsula is unique. Your garden can help protect and nurture the beautiful flora and fauna of the Mornington Peninsula.

Mornington Peninsula's free Gardens for Wildlife program is designed to encourage and support residents in creating a haven for local wildlife using local plants in their gardens.

The program is a partnership between the Shire and community members/groups that share the common goal of protecting and promoting our native flora and fauna.

Do you want to join Gardens for Wildlife as a volunteer?

The Gardens for Wildlife program is run in partnership with volunteers who are passionate about protecting our local environment.

If you have interest and/or knowledge on wildlife gardening that you would like to share with others, consider becoming a volunteer Gardens for Wildlife Garden Guide.

The Shire’s Gardens for Wildlife program is based at The Briars in Mount Martha. With its expansive Wildlife Sanctuary and native plant nursery, The Briars provides examples of the Peninsula’s indigenous flora and fauna, with visitors able to take a piece of the Peninsula home with them after a visit to the nursery.

Volunteer Garden Guides will visit home gardens, inspiring residents to create wildlife-friendly gardens by helping them discover how their home garden can support the beautiful flora and fauna of the Mornington Peninsula.

Applicants for this position must hold or apply for a current Working with Children’s Check and Police Check. These are free to obtain for volunteers.

If you are satisfied with the content in the position descriptions, please email your application through to:

Please include a brief explanation about why you would like to become a Gardens for Wildlife volunteer and any additional interests or skills that you may be able to bring to the Team or as a Garden Guide.

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 26 October 2022. Information session and training will begin from 10am, Wednesday 9 November.

Garden Guides

Gardens for Wildlife is supported by volunteer Garden Guides who visit your property and provide simple, practical advice on increasing habitat and natural food sources for wildlife in gardens.

Please register below your interest for a covid safe visit post lockdown.

Participants will receive:

  • A garden habitat assessment carried out by two local Garden Guides (Please note, this does not include hands-on gardening).
  • A gift voucher for 15 indigenous tube stock plants from our Nursery
  • Invitations to gardens for Wildlife events and information sessions across the year.