Ensuring the future of the Malleefowl

There are few birds in the world as interesting and industrious as the Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata). The Victorian Malleefowl Recovery Group is dedicated to the preservation of this magnificent and endangered bird.

See our About Us page for details on what we do and how to join.

Armstrong Bequest - second-round applications open 1 December 2020

Small grants are available from the Geoff Armstrong Bequest to provide financial support to projects that will make a positive difference to malleefowl conservation and preservation in Victoria or to promote the enhancement of the natural environment for malleefowl in Victoria.

Applications for projects in other States will be considered but Victoria must benefit in some way.

More information is available on the Donations and Grants page.

Applications must be made through The Wettenhall Environment Trust (WET).

Applications open on 1 December 2020.

Training Weekend & Annual General Meeting - 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, the VMRG took the decision to cancel the 2020 Training Weekend at  Wyperfeld National Park.

The VMRG AGM was held via a virtual Zoom meeting on Sunday 11 October at 11 AM.

Please see our Events page for further details.

Monitoring season 2020

The 2020 monitoring season is proceeding with the support of Parks Victoria and strict Coronavirus protocols in place. 

More details are on the Events page.

Monitoring Report 2019 - 2020

Latest report of the VMRG's Annual Monitoring Program.

Training videos

View VMRG YouTube training videos on our Monitoring Manual page.

Around the Mounds

Latest edition of the National Malleefowl Recovery Team Newsletter.

Malleefowl on Facebook

Join the Malleefowl Victoria Facebook group to connect with fellow malleefowl enthusiasts.

National Database

Historical and current mound statistics and research

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Events and newsletters

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Photos of Malleefowl, habitat and monitoring groups

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Contact Us

Research and volunteer enquiries, comments and feedback

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Last updated: 29 August, 2015