Melbourne BioBlitz is the City of Melbourne's first major citizen science program, where experts and members of the community work together to discover, document and learn about the species that call their city home. The most recent Melbourne BioBlitz took place over 24 hours on 4 and 5 March 2016. During the BioBlitz 744 members of the public joined 27 activities which included spotting birds at Royal Park, identifying insects at Westgate Park, and searching for plants in the Fitzroy Gardens. The City of Melbourne has analysed the data collected in past BioBlitzes and is now building a baseline dataset against which future changes in biodiversity can be measured and evaluated.


Royal Botanic Gardens
University of Melbourne
RMIT University
Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology
Monash University
Arthur Rylah Institute for Environmental Research
Entomological Society of Victoria
Wild Melbourne
Friends of Westgate Park
Friends of Royal Park
Birdlife Australia
Field Naturalists Club of Victoria
Deakin University
Royal Park Protection Group