When you want webinars

Watch recordings of environment and sustainability webinars. 

Biosecurity for Peri-Urban Properties

Council co-delivered this event alongside Whittlesea and Hume City Councils in March 2023. 

Threatened Species of Nillumbik

This video was recorded in March 2023 

How to transition from gas to an all electric home

Making sense of your energy bills

Wild Pollinator Count with Luis Mata

Garden Insects with Denis Crawford

Carbon Farming Webinar: Session 4

Louisa takes us through tree planting and signing up for the Emissions Reduction Fund

Carbon Farming Webinar: Session 3

Louisa discusses soil carbon projects and takes you through how to use the https://looc-c.farm/ process to do estimates on your on farm. 

Carbon Farming Webinar: Session 2

In the second webinar of this carbon farming series Louisa explains how to register a carbon farming project, generate and cash in Australian Carbon Credit Units. 

Carbon Farming Webinar: Session 1

Louisa Kiely explains the principles of carbon farming including carbon farming methods, co-benefits of carbon farming and carbon credit markets. 

Platypus in the Diamond Creek

Learn about Platypus, how the species is faring in the wild and what needs to be done to ensure that populations survive

Impacts and management of foxes and rabbits in Victoria

Learn about fox and rabbit ecology, key control techniques and basic principles for effective management.

Native fish in the Diamond Creek

Learn about fish ecology in Diamond Creek and the threats to urban waterways.

Waterbugs and the platypus

Learn about waterbugs, their ecology, their importance as a food source for the platypus and what they can tell us about the rivers and wetlands they live in.


Community Bulk Purchase

This webinar was recorded on Saturday 10 April 2021.

Bulk purchase information webinar on reverse cycle air conditioners by Clean Energy Nillumbik 

Property Management Options to Reduce Deer Damage

 The webinar was recorded on Wednesday 19 May 2021.


Deer shooting in Peri-urban areas (information for landholders)

The webinar was recorded on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

Find out everything you need to know when using shooters to control deer on your peri-urban property in areas like Manningham and Nillumbik.


Managing deer with your neighbours

This webinar was recorded on Wed 14 April 2021 

Recognising and monitoring deer presence and damage

You may never see a deer, but you may be able to find signs of their presence. Watch this session and learn what to look for. 

This session was recorded on Wednesday 17 March 2021 


This is an addendum to the Recognising and Monitoring Deer Presence and Damage session, as the deer calls did not play correctly during the event.

Introduction to solar and batteries

This webinar was originally recorded 18 November 2020. Presented by Australian Energy Foundation.

Edendale basic wildlife awareness

This webinar was recorded 16 November 2020

Edendale compost Q&A

This webinar was recorded 9 November 2020

Eltham Copper Butterfly

Learn about the butterfly's biology, food preferences and amazing relationship with a species of ant. Also hear about how you can keep the ‘Eltham’ in Eltham Copper Butterfly.

John Harris is the Director and Principal Zoologist and Ecologist with Wildlife & Ecology, an ecological consultancy based in Melbourne. John and his team coordinate and undertake the yearly Eltham Copper Butterfly caterpillar surveys for Nillumbik and Parks Victoria.

 This webinar was recorded 17 October 2020.

Queensland Fruit Fly for the home gardener

The Queensland Fruit Fly (QFly) has arrived in Melbourne and could impact your fruit or veggie harvest this season. 

 This webinar was recorded 5 October 2020

How to make your home more energy efficient

Learn how to take simple and cost-effective energy-saving actions at home to save money and reduce your impact on the environment. For further residential Energy Efficiency information or advice, please contact the Australian Energy Foundation on 1300 23 68 55, send an email to advice@aef.com.au, or visit their website: www.aef.com.au

Introduction to deer in Nillumbik

Hear from experts and other residents who are experiencing issues with deer, and learn how to get involved in training and collaborative opportunities to help us all tackle this problem.

Originally published 12 September 2020.

Eucalypts of north east Melbourne

Learn the basics so you can identify your local Eucalypts and find out what grows where and why. Eucalypts are the most common species in our region, the most commonly grown species in the world and are easy to recognise. However, as common as they are how well do we know or understand them?

Join Nillumbik’s Biodiversity Officer Julia Franco in this webinar to take a look at eucalypts in more depth, including the basics of their identification, where each local species grows and why, and what’s best for your revegetation project.

Originally published 9 September 2020. 


Eucalypts of North East Melbourne presentation,(PDF, 34MB) Julia Franco, Biodiversity Officer

Eucalypts of North East Melbourne presentation,(PDF, 6MB) Emma Sorrentino, Edendale Indigenous Nursery Officer

Composting for beginners

This webinar was recorded 9 September 2020

Edendale worm farming

This webinar was recorded 7 September 2020

The benefits of increasing soil carbon on your property 

Join Nillumbik Shire Council’s Land Management Officer Stephanie Orive, who will explain what you can do in your garden, your paddock or bushland and the myriad benefits of increasing your soil carbon levels.

This webinar was originally published on 3 September 2020.


Divine Daves: traditional burning and botany in conversation

Uncle Dave Wandin, Wurundjeri elder and traditional firestick farming expert and Dave Cameron, Senior Botanist at the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning met on country at Bunjil Reserve to discuss their incredible wealth of knowledge.

The biology and population dynamics of kangaroos

A webinar recorded in June 2020 with Associate Professor Graeme Coulson, Honorary Principal Fellow and Wildlife Ecologist at Melbourne University and Council's Biodiversity Officer, Julia Franco.

Nillumbik Forest Health Monitoring Project with Nillumbik Landcare Network

Nillumbik Landcare Network show us some of the findings of their long term monitoring program.

Find out what kind of birds and wildlife were found across Nillumbik using audio recorders.

Nestbox Neighbours 

John Harris, principal ecologist at Wildlife Experiences joined us for an informative online session, discussing the types of animals that may live in nestboxes in local reserves like the Woodridge Linear Reserve, Eltham.

The Kingdom Fungi

Fungi are fundamentally important organisms. They're not just some kind of bizarre accessories in the landscape, but rather fungi underpin, pretty much every terrestrial ecosystem, on the planet. Join ecologist Alison Pouliot in this foray into the Kingdom Fungi.