SCB Greater Melbourne Meet and Greet

Interested in biodiversity and conservation in Melbourne? Join us Thursday, June 28th for the first catch-up of the Greater Melbourne Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology.

This will be an informal event to meet your fellow chapter members interested in ecological research and conservation management across Melbourne and Victoria. Stay for dinner or just pop in after work and to say, ‘Hi’.

Not a member yet? No worries! Come along, meet the group over drinks or dinner, and sign up on the night. All welcome, but please RSVP so we have an idea of numbers.

Date:                          Thursday, June 28th

Time:                          5:00pm – 8:00pm, order food at 6:00pm

Where:                        Great Northern Hotel, 644 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North

How to RSVP:        Email us at

Learn more about our chapter here, or follow us on Twitter @MelbourneSCB.



Past Events

Upcoming Committee Meeting

Our next meeting will focus on all things social! We’ll focus on organising social events to give us a chance to mingle, network and meet each other. There’ll also be an update on our current social media initiatives. So if you love planning and organising anything from soirees to seminars, or have ideas about what you’d like to see us do, join us!
Monday 14th May, 5pm-6pm 
University of Melbourne, Parkville
Baldwin Spencer Building (West Annexe – Building 136)
Level 1, Room 136
For those of you concerned about getting lost, here is the map
You want to enter off Union Rd. Give Kylie a holler at if you get stuck.
To join us remotely via video-conferencing software “Zoom”. Just click this link and follow the prompts and you’ll be able to join us
– Brief update on progress of current initiatives (Conservation mapping, Instagram researcher features, Twitter account)
– Planning a social calendar for this year
Please feel free to come along with your bright ideas, or just come along and lurk quietly in the corner. We don’t mind.
RSVPs would be greatly appreciated so we have an idea of numbers, so please email us at if you think you can make it.

Strategic Planning Meeting

Following on from our launch at the Victorian Biodiversity Conference last month, we’ll be holding a strategic planning meeting next week:
Friday 23rd March
4:30-5:30pm Formal meeting @ Deakin Downtown (Level 12 Tower 2 – 727 Collins Street Melbourne 3008
For those interested, we might head out for an early meal and drinks afterwards.
This is an opportunity for you to bring along your ideas and enthusiasm, particularly if you’d like to take a more active role on the committee. We’ll start mapping out a path for the rest of the year, focusing on building membership, defining our role and organisational structure, and working towards official committee elections and an event at the end of 2018.
Please consider coming along if you’re interested in/good at:
  • communications (social media, blogs etc)
  • event planning
  • building networks and helpful resources for conservation
  • having grand plans
  • executing grand plans
Before the meeting we’ll send out an agenda and a draft list of next steps so that we have a starting point for discussion. RSVPs would be greatly appreciated so we have an idea of numbers, so please email us at if you think you can make it.


Chapter Launch

Our first event will be held at the upcoming Victorian Biodiversity Conference, held at La Trobe University on 6th & 7th February 2018.

Location: Western Lecture Theatres, La Trobe University, Bundoora
Free parking will be available
Time: 5:30pm-7pm (Conference Poster session from 5:30; SCB Chapter meeting from 6:15pm)