• Rakali Watch

    What has webbed feet, a flashing white tail, lethal teeth and leaves middens of shellfish on the rocks? Often mistaken for a rat, the Rakali is much more. Video of a rakali taken by Earthcare St Kilda. Earthcare has been recording rakali activity since 1989. You can participate by reporting

  • Port Phillip Nature Watch


  • Litter Removal

    St Kilda Breakwater Clean Up Every month we hold a clean-up of the St Kilda Breakwater to remove harmful litter from the Little Penguin colony. Notice of each clean up is given on this website’s Events page, Earthcare St Kilda on Facebook and to members via email. We meet on

  • Friends of Elster Creek

    Activities Friends of Elster Creek hold a range of activities at Elster Creek and Elwood Canal, notice of these is given on this website, Friends of Elster Creek on Facebook and to Earthcare members via email: Creek Clean Up We meet occasionally to remove litter from Elster Creek starting at

  • St Kilda Breakwater

    Constructed for the 1956 Olympics Games, it soon became home to a colony of Little Penguins which currently numbers around 1,300. Although not constructed with Little Penguins in mind, the volcanic rocks used to construct the breakwater proved to be ideal burrows for Little Penguins: The thermal properties of the

  • Foreshore and Reserve Revegetation

    Indigenous flora is precious and unique in its biodiversity and fragility. Earthcare St Kilda has been involved in the establishment and maintenance of a number of indigenous revegetation projects around the City of Port Phillip since 1987. Reserve and Foreshore Planting Days During the winter months, volunteers from Earthcare St

  • Northern Pacific Seastar Removal

    Not all the marine life residing in Port Phillip Bay is good for the environment and the Northern Pacific Seastar is a good example of how one species can do much to damage the native marine environment. The Northern Pacific Seastar (Asterias amuensis) has five arms with pointed tips and

  • Penguin Guides

    St Kilda is home to a colony of over 1,400 Little Penguins and attracts many visitors each year. Earthcare St Kilda has been operating its famous Penguin Guide service since 2008 to enhance the learning experience for local, interstate and overseas visitors while also assisting in minimising the impact of

  • Penguin Research

    Earthcare St Kilda has a long history of campaigning for the protection of penguins. In fact, the protection of the Little Penguin colony on St Kilda Breakwater was the original catalyst for the formation of Earthcare St Kilda and is still a central interest of the organisation. Earthcare St Kilda Penguin Research Team Twice