The GFNC respects, studies and explores the land, skies, waterways, plants and wildlife of our region, which is predominately Wadawurrung Country. We are fortunate to live in an area containing some of Australia's richest and most diverse ecosystems.

The aims of the GFNC are to:

  • Stimulate the study and appreciation of natural history.
  • Preserve and protect native flora and fauna.
  • Promote the conservation of natural resources and the protection of endangered species and habitats.
  • Record information and knowledge about the flora and fauna of the Geelong region.

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Our Club members appreciate our natural environment and look forward to sharing this interest with visitors and new members during the Club activities.

There are many organised events for you to become involved with.

GFNC members participate in .....

  • Monthly field trips to local areas of natural significance, observing plants, birds and all other living things.
  • As well, we note the geology and fossils of local sites plus evidence of traditional owners' occupation in the region.
  • Illustrated presentations by leaders in natural environment subjects
  • Bushland, coastal and alpine campouts
  • Flora and fauna surveys
  • Conservation projects


Many of us are learners and observers, while some are experts in their fields. Since 1961 the GFNC has been influential in protecting our diminishing natural environment. We are actively involved in the development and management of many local reserves and parks; tree planting and environmental weed control are ongoing projects. We carry out flora and fauna surveys for various authorities and environment groups. Our fine record in conservation issues has earned the respect of government and community organisations.

 See Meetings information to check when and where we meet. 

See the Calendar for more details of speakers and activities.