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Be a Patron

Contribute to the conservation of unique habitat and help critically endangered species survive.

Become a Patron of Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative.

Since colonisation we have lost 30 mammal species and 29 bird species in Australia*. We have the highest mammal extinction rate in the world and 17 unique birds and mammals are likely to disappear in the next 20 years*. So, it's more important than ever that we protect our bush and advocate for conservation.

*The Threatened Species Recovery Hub

Here on the Co-op, we're on a mission to protect the habitat and biodiversity of this key section of the Warrandyte-Kinglake Conservation Corridor, home of endangered and threatened species such as the Powerful Owl, the White-throated Nightjar and the Brush-tailed Phascogale. Our work is guided by expert advice and is carried out by our Members and Friends. 

You can help us in this mission by becoming a Patron.

100% of Patron fees go towards management of the land for biodiversity and habitat. This includes:


  • Ongoing weeding programs

  • Purchasing, planting and monitoring rare plants (such as Hibbertia and orchids)

  • Purchasing materials (night-vision cameras, plant guards, stakes, nest boxes etc)

  • Research projects

  • Monitoring fauna and nest boxes

  • Working with other organisations and government bodies

  • Feral animal control (foxes and deer)

No administrative costs come out of Patron fees.

What do you get?

As a Patron, you will be contributing to the conservation of unique habitat for future generations, helping critically endangered species survive and protecting a vital section of the Warrandyte-Kinglake Conservation Corridor.

You will also receive:


  • A Patron Welcome pack (incl Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative – Nillumbik’s Best Kept Secret)

  • Invitations to events

  • Annual Patron Impact Report

  • Quarterly eNews

  • Opportunities to be involved

  • Calendar of events

  • Specialist guided tours of the property.

  • Acknowledgement on our website and in our publications.

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As a sustainability activist-scholar, I regard the community-based conservation goals and achievements of RTBCC as highly significant both in their direct impacts and as a model for other regions and other communities.


Being a Patron is a fantastic opportunity to support a substantial and enduring residential neighbourhood that protects local biodiversity, enhances species' habitats and nurtures ecological integrity.

Anitra Nelson

Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute, University of Melbourne.

Round the Bend Conservation Co-operative Patron.

I consider being a Patron represents just a little that I can do to assist the Co-op survive and thrive, and by so doing, support responsible environmental action in our beautiful Australian bushland.

Jenny Neale

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Read our 2022 Supporter Impact Report to find out more about our activities and achievements. 

Click on the image to download the pdf (9MB)

The Conservation Patron fee is $1,000 per year.  


To become a Patron, complete and return this form. Or, for more information, contact us on the form below or call Richard on 0414 364 784

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