Past SCEC Events

Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 09:00 AM
Mount Mellum Private Residence

Fire Management Planning Workshop

Fire Information Session & Fire Management Planning Workshop | Sunshine Coast

with Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium


Are you bushfire prepared?

FREE information sessions for residents of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

You are invited to come along to a free Property Fire Information Session and a Fire Management Planning Workshop to learn about Bushfire, fire preparedness and to create a fire management plan for your property.

The Property Fire Information Session will cover fire safety, fire as a land management tool, Local laws, vegetation management, Local disaster arrangements, agencies roles and responsibilities, and fire ecology.

The Fire Management Planning Workshop will provide information to landholders and guidance on creating individual property fire management plans. These plans will aim to mitigate the risks associated with bushfires, with a specific focus on helping communities in safeguarding individual properties. Maps will be provided for properties and plans will be drawn together with neighbouring land managers.

Representatives from the Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, Barung Landcare, Sunshine Coast Council, Rural Fire Service Queensland, and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Services, will share information about their roles and offer advice about planning for the approaching fire season.

Minimum requirements to attend the Fire Management Planning workshop are that attendees must attend the Fire Information Session, your property must be in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland (in the Sunshine Coast LGA) area, and be over 1.5 hectares, unless the property is in close proximity to or adjoining a very large natural area, or you are working in collaboration with adjoining neighbours.

Fire Information Session

Date: Thursday 19th May 2022

Time: 6pm – 8:30pm

Venue: Mooloolah Public Hall 42 Bray Rd, Mooloolah Valley

Afternoon tea provided


Fire Management Planning Workshop

Date: Saturday 28th May 2022

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Venue: Mt Mellum Private Residence

Morning Tea & Lunch provided

This event is being hosted by the Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, Sunshine Coast Council and Barung Landcare.

This event is funded through the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland Governments.

The DRFA was activated in response to the Communities located in Queensland affected by bushfires, September - December 2019.

Wednesday, June 01, 2022 at 08:00 AM · 40 rsvps
Sunshine Coast

World Environment Day Festival 2022

We are excited to welcome you to the 42nd annual World Environment Day Festival (WED Fest)!

Last year, the festival was reimagined for the first time into a month long program of events and we were honored to receive the Queensland Partnerships for Landcare Award. This year, we are back again with a bespoke program of diverse experiences for all. 

Together with our event partners we are delivering 16 events throughout the month of June in ecosystems throughout the broader Sunshine Coast region. Please RSVP below to be the first to know when tickets are released. Some events will have limited capacity.  


The 2022 World Environment Day global campaign #OnlyOneEarth calls for transformative changes to policies and choices to enable cleaner, greener, and sustainable living in harmony with nature. Our festival creates immersive experiences for people to connect with the theme and take action for a greener future. 

Visit the WED Fest website here

Check out last year's video here. 





Sunday, June 05, 2022 at 08:30 AM · 25 rsvps
BA 72, near Lions Park Coolum

WED Festival - Dune Planting and Turtle Talk

Join Coolum and North Shore Coast Care for a morning of dune plantings and an informative talk on marine turtles. 

Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, sunscreen and BYO water. 


Wednesday, June 08, 2022 at 10:00 AM
93-145 Diddillibah Road, Woombye

WED Festival - Propagation Workshop

Join Florabunda Bushcare and Petrie Creek Catchment Care Group to learn about propagating native plants at their nursery in Woombye. 


Please email Suzie to RSVP. 

Thursday, June 09, 2022 at 05:30 PM · 11 rsvps
Old Ambulance Station, Nambour

Green Drinks - June

Join us for Green Drinks Sunshine Coast! 

Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up at informal sessions known as Green Drinks. These events happen throughout the world. 

A lively mixture of people from NGOs, academia, government and business come together to network and share ideas. It's a great way of catching up with people you know and also for making new contacts. Everyone invites someone else along, so there’s always a different crowd, making Green Drinks an organic, self-organising network.

Please RSVP to attend, we look forward to connecting with you!



Saturday, June 11, 2022 at 08:00 AM · 26 rsvps
Gulung Gung (Quota Memorial Park Extension - new dog park)

WED Fest - ECOllaboration Tree Planting

Join the ECOllaboration, Florabunda Bushcare and Sunshine Coast Council team for a morning of tree planting to restore riparian zones in Nambour. 

WhereGulung Gung (Quota Memorial Park Extension - new dog park). We will meet at the North East corner. 
What to bring: Please wear suitable outdoor clothing, closed footwear, sunscreen and BYO water.
Partnerships: This day is in collaboration with Florabunda Bushcare and Bush Care Sunshine Coast Council 



Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 09:00 AM · $20.00 AUD · 15 rsvps
Gheerulla Falls Walk, Mapleton

WED Fest - Walk, Talking Country with Aunty Bev Hand

Walk, Talking Country with Kabi Kabi elder, Bev Hand. 

Join Hinterland Bush Links and Aunty Bev on a walk at Gheerulla Falls Walk, MapletonAunty Beverly will lead us on this short walk, explaining the way the Indigenous Australians used the resources of the land, particularly the plants found along the walk. Bring your own morning tea to enjoy at Gheerulla Falls. 


Please wear suitable outdoor covered clothing and shoes and bring plenty of water. 

Sold out

Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 10:00 AM · 11 rsvps
Bancroft's Red Gum Reserve, Little Mountain

WED Fest - Community led ecosystem restoration: Bancroft's Red Gum Reserve

We’re celebrating World Environment Day by having a free self-guided walk for all the family through Bancroft’s Red Gum Reserve in Little Mountain on Sunday 26 June
Come along and see how an area was transformed from cleared cattle grazing land to natural bushland. This happened over 9 years from 2009 to 2017 with many volunteers helping out by planting trees. Maybe you were one of them?

On the day of the walk kids can answer an Eco Quiz and go into the draw to win a children's e-scooter!

Sign on at the entrance to Bancroft’s Red Gum Reserve in Daintree Boulevard near the end of Village Way.

Just look for the yellow tent (pictured below) .

Register in advance to help give us an idea of numbers. 




Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 06:00 PM

Subtropical Forests Ecology Course


Subtropical Forests Ecology Course

HINTERLAND BUSHLINKS announce the Subtropical Forests Ecology Course for landholders again this year.  This course has been held four times before at Bellthorpe, and have had over 83 attendees in total.  Landholders in the past have found it to be transformative.

The course is immersive and holistic over four days.  It has an extensive practical in-field component. Dates are:

Saturday 20 August; Saturday 3 September; and Weekend of 17-18 September 

If you are a landholder or just anyone interested in ecology and how it relates to regenerating land, please consider coming along.  The Early Bird registration fee is $600 for the full 4 days.

For more information contact: [email protected]