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Building Habitat Boxes for Wildlife

About The Program

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

You will be tutored in pollinator hotel and nest box construction before having a go at constructing your very own nestbox or pollinator hotel. Completed boxes will be distributed to private landholders and schools in the local area. Your contribution will create meaningful change to urban habitat values and you’ll learn a new skill!


Port Phillip EcoCentre, St Kilda


Half day & full day options available

Group Size:

Up to 30 people


Prices start from
$2800 + GST depending on group size and duration of activity



Program Themes:

Building, woodwork, wildlife, habitat, nest boxes, parks, home, biodiversity

Morning tea is provided but lunch is not included. There are nearby lunch options (cafés), or volunteers can bring their own.

The exact schedule depends on the activity, weather, tides and the preferences of the volunteers. We are happy to tailor it to your needs.

The cost per session includes: the services of knowledgeable, First Aid trained staff members, all preparation, materials and equipment for the number of volunteers per activity, and liability and personal accident insurance for all volunteers. Costs of the activities are based on our staff costs and the costs of running the day. The price is based on a group booking and it is up to the client to ensure all volunteer spots are taken up on the day. 

It was a fun and social day! I enjoyed the opportunity to do an outdoor activity that helped the environment, while getting to know colleagues I don't get to talk to regularly.

Vinh, Corporate Volunteer from NAB

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.