Big Bandicoot Backyard


These school holidays, our great big bandicoot comes out of hiding. Come and say Hi!

Created with natural materials by artists Darryl Cordell, Vanessa Ellis and Trina Gaskell, this beautiful sculpture likes to have somewhere cosy to sleep – just like the last remaining population of Southern Brown Bandicoots in urban Victoria, which have found refuge in Cranbourne Gardens.

Join us for a Bandicoot bonanza! Delight in watching award winning theatre ensemble, Born in a Taxi, perform their Southern Brown Bandicoot inspired show.

See the world as a Bandicoot does, as you join in craft and science activities to uncover the wonderful world of our native marsupials.

Help identify bandicoots in the wild, make your own baby Bandicoot, take an interactive guided walk with Bandicoot expert Eilish Roberts – and learn about the best ways we can protect our nosey neighbours. Also on hand will be volunteers from the City of Casey's Gardens for Wildlife program who can talk you through making a Bandicoot-friendly garden.

To get more hot tips and wildlife garden inspiration, join us on Sat 23 Sep for a special one-off habitat gardening walk and talk with RBGV Natural Areas team member David Jupp.

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