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Build Nesting Boxes for Wildlife

Learn how to construct wildlife boxes for urban critters!

Did you know? Micro-bat nesting box: Over 20 bats can live in one tube and each bat will eat up to 3000 mosquitoes per night!

Despite the urban location, you’d be surprised at the abundance of wildlife located in and around the suburbs of Melbourne. Many of these wildlife require hollows for shelter, but a lack of hollows in the urban environment make it a highly competitive place to live.

In this activity you will be supporting our our organisation to construct nestboxes for urban wildlife including birds, possums and bats. At age 10, our Youth Wildlife Ambassador Gio Fitzpatrick identified the need for alternative homes for displaced wildlife that have lost their tree-hollow nests, and we have spent the last decade custom-designing, building and installing nestboxes for the community.

You will be tutored in nestbox construction before having a go at constructing your very own nestbox or two. Completed nestboxes will be distributed to private landholders and schools in the local area.

Bat Tube in a Tree

Your contribution will create meaningful change to urban habitat values and you’ll also learn a new skill!


Location: Port Phillip EcoCentre, 55A Blessington Street, St Kilda, VIC, 3182

Max participants: 16

Full day cost: $2800 plus GST


We run a limited number of sessions for this activity per year so get in quick to secure a spot for your team! Costs cover materials for nestboxes and equipment for the workshop.


For more information and costings, please contact our Community Engagement Coordinator on volunteer@ecocentre.com or call 9534 0670.

Boon Wurrung Foundation Logo The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located. We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.