Earthcare St Kilda is a non-profit volunteer group that works in partnership with local government, state government bodies and specialists to improve the natural resources of the City of Port Phillip, from Port Melbourne to Elwood.

We do what we can, where we are

Earthcare volunteers come from the City of Port Phillip and further afield to work on a number of practical marine and terrestrial projects.  These projects are aimed at protecting the local natural environment, as well as increasing the diversity and extent of indigenous flora and fauna. 


Earthcare St Kilda volunteers also facilitate opportunities for local residents to experience and learn more about the wide array of plants and animals with which we share our lives, and to join in projects which are designed to protect and improve the local environment.

Current Earthcare St Kilda projects include:

  • Monitoring the health of Little Penguin and Rakali populations.
  • Providing a Penguin Guide service each night during the day light saving period to educate visitors and minimise the impact of visitors on the penguin colony. 
  • Revegetation of foreshore and reserves.
  • Reducing the impact of Northern Pacific Seastars around St Kilda Pier and Brighton Sea Baths.
  • Seagrass surveys of St Kilda Harbour.
  • Surveys of local fauna, both resident and transient.
  • Friends of Elster Creek, protecting and improving the environment along Elster Creek and Elwood Canal.
  • Public education for school groups, visitors and other interested parties.
  • Submissions to government on development proposals which may impact the natural environment of the City of Port Phillip.

Where required, projects are undertaken with the approval of and permits from the relevant government bodies such as Parks Victoria and the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

Members receive regular emails and newsletters about Earthcare St Kilda activities.

For more details on how to become an Earthcare member and access to the membership form, click here.

If you would like to make a tax deductable donation to support Earthcare St Kilda's activities then please contact us via

Upcoming events

The upcoming events for the next three months are shown below.





Litter Collection with

Friends of Elster Creek
Elster Creek at 
St Kilda Street Bridge

Penguin Guides Season starts
St Kilda Pier


Northern Pacific Seastar Removal
St Kilda Pier


Friends of Elster Creek Waterwatch Training
Elwood Canal at 
Glenhuntly Road Bridge


St Kilda Harbour Breakwater Cleanup



Penguin Guides Training
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda


Northern Pacific Seastar Removal
St Kilda Pier
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Sabarinathan Sampath Telstra - CP514 - Parallels Requirements Doc 1:10 AM 6 MB


Northern Pacific Seastar Removal
Wyndham Harbour


Contact Us

Post: PO Box 287 Elwood VIC 3184

Latest News

Spring Newsletter

Our Spring newsletter is now available!

Waterwatch Training

Would you like to be part of the Friends of Elster Creek Waterwatch team?
If so training will be held on Saturday 20th September, 9:30am to 12:00 noon.
Meeting at St Kilda St, Elwood on the bridge over the creek near the golf course.

Annual Report

The Earthcare St Kilda Annual Report 2013-14 is now available.

Penguin Guides 2014/15

Earthcare St Kilda are now recruiting the this coming season's Penguin Guides to be on duty each night at the St Kilda breakwater, providing information to visitors and assisting to minimise the impact of visitors on the St Kilda penguin colony.

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