Friends of Mt Billy Conservation Park

The park represents some of the best mallee and forest communities within the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges. The thick vegetation provides a habitat for over 90 species of birds and native animals as well as many species of orchids. The group has a morning working bee on the first Saturday or Sunday each month to conduct activities such as weed control and bushland and threatened species monitoring.

Mt.Billy is a park of 199 hectares , situated on the Hindmarsh Tiers Road approximately 10 kms from Victor Harbor towards Myponga. It was proclaimed a park when the land was transferred from SA Water to DEWNR in 1999 and originally served as the adjacent catchment of the Hindmarsh Valley Reservoir which prior to its decommissioning was part of the supply chain of water supply to Victor Harbor.

Our group’s activities in conservation and preservation includes working collaboratively with DEWNR, NRM and Threatened Species. Group activities include:

  • Monthly Working Bees.
  • Bird monitoring
  • Plant monitoring
  • Seed collection
  • Revegetation
  • Weed control
  • Trail construction
  • Rubbish clearance
  • Community education through presentations and guided walks
  • Advice to other agencies involved in the Park

We are a small friendly group of dedicated volunteers whose members have a sound knowledge of native flora and fauna but in particular orchids and birds. We are always keen to welcome new members!