Annual Events

GiftYourChristmas - festive season fundraiser

The work of saving bilbies doesn’t stop in the holiday season. So if you are thinking about your end-of-year giving options, think of us!

This festive season, we have partnered with everydayhero to help you GiftYour Christmas:

Donate to our Christmas appeal here


Set up your personal fundraising page here

Every cent puts the bilbies closer to recovery. If we help this iconic species, we are also helping many others in the outback threatened by feral cats and other introduced predators and habitat change.

We are funded through generous donations, income from bilby shows, sales of chocolate bilbies and merchandise, grants and public appeals. Note that the Fund no longer receives recurring government funding. Your donations, large or small, are critical for us to continue the work of saving the bilbies.

Save the Bilby Challenge 2017

Calling all educators of Australian school students....factor the Bilby Challenge into your teaching year.

Click here for all the details.

National Bilby Day ... We need your help

National Bilby Day is held annually on the second Sunday in September to draw the attention of the Australian community to the plight of the bilby. The day was gazetted in 2005 after Frank Manthey lobbied the Federal Government. This special day is used as a focal point to promote community events to fundraise and create awareness about the bilby. No other Australian species has the honour of having its own national day.

Our work to save the bilbies relies on YOUR donations. Without this help from the Australian public, we risk losing bilbies from the wild forever.

Much of the conservation work is remote, specialised and expensive. We really need people to support us to raise operational funding as we receive no recurrent funding.

So in the lead up to National Bilby Day please donate to the fund. The bilby's future really is in your hands.

Find out what is happening this year for the National Bilby Day weekend.

The Wiggles promoting National Bilby Day 2015 (YouTube)

National Threatened Species Day

National Threatened Species Day is a national annual event held on 7 September. It commemorates that day in 1936 when the last Tasmanian tiger (Thylacine) died in Hobart Zoo.

Since 2008, when Frank Manthey initiated the first National Threatened Species Day event for the Queen St Mall, Brisbane, people have been able tosee and learn more about the plight of endangered species. As the years progress, and with the support of wildlife parks around Australia, these events have expanded to other venues and cities.

Easter bilbies and Easter show

More details coming soon.

In the meantime enjoy this video from Easter from Mar 27, 2016

Our Board Chair Al Mucci and Chad Staples from Featherdale Wildlife Park (a sponsor of our fund) on the set of Studio 10 to celebrate our beautiful little Easter creatures!


Bilby Update - 2016 in Review

Find out all about what's been happening with the Fund throughout 2016. read more

Save the Bilby Challenge 2017

In our 2017 competition, we'll be asking Australian school students of all ages to produce a film / animation, piece of creative writing or poster to inspire greater public support for saving these threatened marsupials through action, education and raising awareness. read more